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
Charles or Charlene Crosby, Grocery Store Employee Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
Grant or Gretta Parchley, Former Reality Show Contestant Santa Rosa, California 2013
Luke or Laura Brown, President of a Non-Profit Organization Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
Charles or Charlotte Greenwich, Trainer Chicago, Illinois 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a tomato Indianapolis, Indiana 2016
nail clippers Portland, Oregon 2006
paint San Antonio, Texas 2008
a bandana Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
My brother had one just like that. Nashville, Tennessee 2008
He never tells me anything. Tampa, Florida 2013
Does this look right to you? Baltimore, Maryland 2014
I want to do it myself. Kansas City, Missouri 2015
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.