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
Darla or Duane Debuchy, retired athlete Duluth, Minnesota 2019
Eva or Evan Minors, City Employee Nashville, Tennessee 2010
Alex or Alexis Filbert, Champion Los Angeles, California 2009
Pat or Patricia Nelson, paid driver Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
a cassette tape Atlanta, Georgia 2015
a mug Chicago, Illinois 2010
a wrapped present Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Hold on a minute. What's your hurry? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
On your mark, get set, go! Houston, Texas 2018
You are not going to believe what happened. San Francisco, California 2010
Tell them she lost it. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.