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
Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
Tetley or Tessa Fairfax, Writer New York, New York 2007
James or Jenny Crawford, Librarian Chicago, Illinois 2007
Jessica or Joshua Frederickson, Inspector Louisville, Kentucky 2018
Examples of Previous Props
strawberries Kansas City, Missouri 2015
a bagel Paducah, Kentucky 2009
a rubber band Des Moines, Iowa 2017
a journal or diary Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Really?!? New Orleans, Louisiana 2018
Just do it yourself. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2015
You know what they say. Paducah, Kentucky 2011
Mom hates her. Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
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.