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
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Paul or Paula Woopern, Champion Athlete Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
Charles or Charlene Brennan, Dog Walker Phoenix, Arizona 2007
Big T or Tina Briggsy, Contractor Tampa, Florida 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a wagon Nashville, Tennessee 2006
chopsticks Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
a fly swatter Seattle, Washington 2014
a chess set Nashville, Tennessee 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
It looks like everything is falling into place. Houston, Texas 2019
That's not the way we do it. Denver, Colorado 2009
If you thought today was bad, just wait until tomorrow. Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Let's get this party started! Houston, Texas 2017
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.