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
Kevin or Kerrianne Boothbay, Government Employee Detroit, Michigan 2013
Oliver or Olivia Fox a poet Washington, District of Columbia 2019
Alan or Alice Downing, Coach San Diego, California 2015
Herman or Henrietta Hill, Millionaire San Diego, California 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a check Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
a handbook/instructions Los Angeles, California 2015
a hairdryer Tampa, Florida 2008
a helmet Seattle, Washington 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
He said he would be here. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2017
On your mark, get set, go! Houston, Texas 2018
We'll just have to wait. Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
Stop talking, start doing. Las Vegas, Nevada 2016
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.