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
Gil or Gwen Sargent, Singer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2011
Dave or Diane Pellaton, President Detroit, Michigan 2011
Ernest or Ellen Spriggs, Locksmith Dallas, Texas 2016
Mike or Monica Vasquez, Singer Asheville, North Carolina 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a stapler Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
a stuffed animal Des Moines, Iowa 2013
a paint brush Washington, District of Columbia 2016
a gift certificate or gift card San Francisco, California 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
I did that last time. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
What do you mean, 'we?re out of it'? Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Today's the day. Amarillo, Texas 2015
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.