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
Jenna or Jeremy Lee, certified public accountant Cleveland, Ohio 2019
Jane or John McClane, undercover operative Cleveland, Ohio 2019
Allen or Alicia Redstone, cable repair person Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Jack or Jill Hildebrand, Waiter/Waitress Cleveland, Ohio 2010
Examples of Previous Props
A greeting card Cleveland, Ohio 2020
a DVD Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Donut Cleveland, Ohio 2018
a basketball Cleveland, Ohio 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Whatever you do… don’t fall asleep. Cleveland, Ohio 2017
"What’s the worst thing you did as a kid?" OR "What is the worst thing you did as a kid?" Cleveland, Ohio 2019
Nothing is mundane. Cleveland, Ohio 2011
I know why you're here. or Cleveland, Ohio 2014
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.