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
Tommy or Tina Darnes, Mechanic Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Mike or Meg Jordache, Member of the Paparazzi Seattle, Washington 2008
Laura or Laurence Schlecht, Event Planner New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Dr. Dennis or Denice Olsen, Dentist Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped gift Columbus, Ohio 2015
dust mask/hygienic mask Los Angeles, California 2011
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
tongs Memphis, Tennessee 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
She was here just a minute ago. Orlando, Florida 2016
Father knows best Portland, Oregon 2017
He's not from around here. Amarillo, Texas 2014
I need a drink. Cincinnati, Ohio 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.