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
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Delbert or Delaney Kurtzer, author San Francisco, California 2015
Tommy or Tammy Simon, Podcast Celebrity Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
Tammy or Tommy Paight, Collector Houston, Texas 2021
Examples of Previous Props
a travel mug Huntsville, Alabama 2016
a tray Cincinnati, Ohio 2011
a pair of pliers Minneapolis, Minnesota 2010
a deck of cards Buffalo, New York 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
How much is that doggy in the window. Christinaville 2021
Father knows best Portland, Oregon 2017
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
I've said it before, and I'll say it again Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.