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
Sara or Seth Tremaine, Newbie Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2015
Louis or Louise Ledbetter, Neighborhood Busybody Baltimore, Maryland 2012
Les or Liz Bootley, Contractor Los Angeles, California 2016
Tony or Toni Cabella, Attorney Providence, Rhode Island 2019
Examples of Previous Props
a bagel Paducah, Kentucky 2009
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
a ball Houston, Texas 2009
automotive part New Haven, Connecticut 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
It's going to be a great day. OR It is going to be a great day. Savannah, Georgia 2018
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
"It's not as easy as it looks." OR "It is not as easy as it looks." Los Angeles, California 2018
That's not right. Denver, Colorado 2011
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.