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
Dan or Dana Crocker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Jared or Jalynne Draybeck, Author Detroit, Michigan 2017
Ed or Edwina Griesman, Dance Instructor San Jose, California 2018
Roosevelt or Rosie Adams, President Washington, District of Columbia 2007
Examples of Previous Props
An Egg Boston, Massachusetts 2019
a lightbulb Houston, Texas 2008
Musical Instrument San Diego, California 2020
flowers Cleveland, Ohio 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I did that last time. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
I know exactly where this is going. Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Can you give her a message? San Antonio, Texas 2010
I don't think you're supposed to hold it like that. San Francisco, California 2013
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.