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
George or Georgette Diffely, Artist Boston, Massachusetts 2019
Thelma or Thud Taylor, person of action Boston, Massachusetts 2018
Lauren or Lawrence Soto, Mentor Boston, Massachusetts 2017
Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta Boston, Massachusetts 2011
Examples of Previous Props
Bike Pump Boston, Massachusetts 2006
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
a bracelet Boston, Massachusetts 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Let me think." or "Lemme think. Boston, Massachusetts 2018
It is what it is. Boston, Massachusetts 2014
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Yes! I mean, I hope so. Boston, Massachusetts 2009
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.