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
Andrew or Ashley Bakerson, Cartoonist Richmond, Virginia 2018
Paul or Pearl Duncan, Driver Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Patrick or Patricia Raynal, Courier Madison, Wisconsin 2010
Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a clipboard Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013
Medicine Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Tweezers Cincinnati, Ohio 2022
A stool Chicago, Illinois 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
Can you get that for me? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
I'd love to know what goes on in there. Savannah, Georgia 2011
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
What's the matter with you? Or What is the matter with you? Duluth, Minnesota 2019
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.