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
Walter or Wendy Buckley, Locksmith Austin, Texas 2015
Dan or Darla Robbins, contractor Cleveland, Ohio 2017
Ian or Ilene Jeffers, Recycling Expert San Jose, California 2011
Mr. or Mrs. Danoff, Substitute Teacher Columbus, Ohio 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a melon Providence, Rhode Island 2016
a Ribbon Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
a certificate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
He said he would be here. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2017
“Quiet. I need to think. Seattle, Washington 2015
That looks like fun. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
What's the worst that could happen? San Antonio, Texas 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.