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
Kelly or Kelli McBride, Teacher Des Moines, Iowa 2011
Greg or Gretta Hanson, Storyteller Jacksonville, Florida 2013
Joe or Josephine O'Kane, Commissioner San Jose, California 2012
Megan or Pete Van Gibb, Bride or Groom Tampa, Florida 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an orange Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
A sealed envelope Baltimore, Maryland 2020
a sign San Antonio, Texas 2010
a lemon Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"You will never know." OR "You'll never know." Savannah, Georgia 2019
No, that's not right. Inland Empire, California 2010
Psst! Come here. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
I owe you an apology. Houston, Texas 2011
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.