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
Noah or Noa Reuben, baker Seattle, Washington 2018
Clay or Claire Vernon, Help Desk Representative Austin, Texas 2017
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Jerry or Jeri Arnold, An Accountant New Orleans, Louisiana 2019
Examples of Previous Props
an envelope Boston, Massachusetts 2016
a coffee mug Dallas, Texas 2013
a still or photo camera Nashville, Tennessee 2009
a book Paducah, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"We're running out of time." Or "We are running out of time." Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
I have a surprise for you. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2016
C'mon. Tell the truth. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2015
I'm trying to decide. Nashville, Tennessee 2009
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.