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
Louis or Lulu Porter, Antiques Dealer Inland Empire, California 2008
Paula or Paul Thurber, Activist Indianapolis, Indiana 2018
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Mike or Meg Jordache, Member of the Paparazzi Seattle, Washington 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a clipboard Atlanta, Georgia 2016
a bracelet Richmond, Virginia 2016
a pie Denver, Colorado 2007
a loaf of bread Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
She was supposed to be here by now. Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
I know a place. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
What do you mean, 'we?re out of it'? Atlanta, Georgia 2008
If you want me, you know where to find me. Baltimore, Maryland 2012
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.