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
Brent or Bridget Davenport, Runner-Up Washington, District of Columbia 2015
Adam or Alana Nicholson, Door to Door Salesperson Richmond, Virginia 2012
Max or Marie Otterbein, Waiter/Waitress New Hampshire 2009
Woodrow or Wendy Willamer, Famous Author Savannah, Georgia 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a travel mug Huntsville, Alabama 2016
automotive part New Haven, Connecticut 2011
a billiard ball Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
Salt shaker Jacksonville, Florida 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
It makes me want to cry. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
My Mama gave me that. Paducah, Kentucky 2014
I'd like to make a suggestion. Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
Do you realize what you're asking me to do? Paducah, Kentucky 2009
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.