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
Bobby or Barbara Vincent, Debt Collector Jacksonville, Florida 2014
Jon or Jenna Jellybean Champlain, Dog Walker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016
Tom or Tanya Rococo, Magician Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
Jerry or Jennifer Larson, Restaurateur San Diego, California 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a clipboard Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
salad tongs Atlanta, Georgia 2019
a decorative pin Inland Empire, California 2009
a measuring cup Savannah, Georgia 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
We'll just have to wait. Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
"Introduce me to your friend." Buffalo, New York 2019
Tell me again why this matters. San Jose, California 2009
Hey, what is/what's that over there? Denver, Colorado 2017
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.