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
Griffin or Gretta Fletcher, Thief Kansas City, Missouri 2010
Darin or Dana Stumme, Massage Therapist Seattle, Washington 2014
Claude or Claudia Fernandez, city employee San Antonio, Texas 2018
Uncle Bob or Aunt Bitsy Madison, Wisconsin 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a hairbrush Houston, Texas 2017
a bowl Atlanta, Georgia 2017
a wallet Asheville, North Carolina 2013
a paper cup Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
That's better than what happened to me. Columbus, Ohio 2009
I have just one question... Washington, District of Columbia 2012
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
I've never tried it, but I hear it's great. Dallas, Texas 2010
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.