Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. It's up to each team to decide how to integrate them into their own film. Teams compete for most creative use of these elements.
Examples of Previous Characters
Lefty or Lucy Ellsworth, Professional Athlete Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Oscar or Olivia Olmsted, Landscape Designer/Engineer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
Paul or Peg Wiltz, Dishwasher Cleveland, Ohio 2007
Claude or Claudette Gascomb, Cook Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a notebook Denver, Colorado 2015
a remote control Kansas City, Missouri 2016
a basket Jacksonville, Florida 2008
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I'll admit it, it was my fault. Salt Lake City, Utah 2017
Have you ever seen anything like it? Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
I need to leave in a minute. Baltimore, Maryland 2009
Well, there's always tomorrow. OR Well, there is always tomorrow. Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
The required line of dialogue must be heard or seen - it may be written. It may be in a foreign language; however if it is not clear that this is the required line, it should be translated.
The required character does not have to be the star, but we must actually see him/her on the screen. Name tags, etc. are not necessary so long as the audience can infer who he/she is.
The required prop must be seen, and it should be used in your film in some way.
Adherence to Assignment
Did you know judges base part of their scores on a film’s adherence to assignment? This refers to the genre and required elements.
Elements in Credits Do Not Count
The required elements must appear in the story of your film. Use of the elements only in the end credits will NOT fulfill the requirement.