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
Charles or Charlene Bishop, Administrative Assistant Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Zoe or Zack Wesley, Real Estate Agent Providence, Rhode Island 2017
Nathan or Nathalie Brown, Backpacker Denver, Colorado 2009
Stan or Stella Gill, ex-ballplayer New Orleans, Louisiana 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a bottle Asheville, North Carolina 2010
a deck of cards Buffalo, New York 2014
paint can Seattle, Washington 2011
Gloves Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2022
Examples of Previous Lines
I love it. What do you call it? New York, New York 2022
You better double check. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Thanks for your help. Thanks a lot. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
That is very tempting. Indianapolis, Indiana 2022
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.