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
Charlie or Charlotte Lavamore, Hypochondriac Orlando, Florida 2017
Miles or Millie Turner, Trainer Austin, Texas 2007
Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast Buffalo, New York 2009
Roy or Rachel Schwarz, Quality Control Expert Portland, Oregon 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a glass Kansas City, Missouri 2010
grapes New York, New York 2015
a slice of pizza New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
tweezers San Diego, California 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I bet you dollars to donuts... Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
"That's what they told me." OR "That is what they told me." Louisville, Kentucky 2018
It's my turn. or Jacksonville, Florida 2014
Sometimes the best answer is no answer. Baltimore, Maryland 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.