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
Peter or Penny Dupree, Car Salesperson Jacksonville, Florida 2009
Tom or Tina Goodwin, Consultant Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Sonny or Sunny Swenson, Illustrator Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Danny or Dani Childress, Newbie Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a brick Richmond, Virginia 2019
salt and pepper shakers Tampa, Florida 2007
a tape measure Madison, Wisconsin 2016
tweezers San Diego, California 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
That's not the way I see it. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
Perhaps you'd like to rephrase that. San Jose, California 2012
How was I supposed to know? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2018
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.