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
Oliver or Olivia Sandman, Doctor Atlanta, Georgia 2014
Anders or Andrea Sandstrom, Tour Guide Seattle, Washington 2017
Cam or Cat Dean, Ad Executive New York, New York 2013
Nick or Nancy McCray, Former Star Athlete Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a spoon San Antonio, Texas 2014
a shoelace Boston, Massachusetts 2007
a leash Buffalo, New York 2016
a clothes pin Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Now I've seen everything. Honolulu, Hawaii 2008
Why did you do that? Los Angeles, California 2012
Oh please. It's not that impressive. Seattle, Washington 2018
Hey, did you hear the news? San Diego, California 2008
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.