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
Maxwell or Madison Feringa, Athlete Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Michael or Michelle Dooley, Green Expert Richmond, Virginia 2009
Eric or Erica Foddle, Researcher Detroit, Michigan 2021
Shorty or Sharon Cook, politician New Hampshire 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a watch New Hampshire 2011
Bubble Wrap Washington, District of Columbia 2017
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
a purse Tampa, Florida 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I wish I knew. Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Who came up with that? Des Moines, Iowa 2010
Take it or leave it. Salt Lake City, Utah 2020
"I can't wait to see how this turns out." OR "I cannot wait to see how this turns out." Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021
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.