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
Carson or Carly Benedetta, artist Savannah, Georgia 2019
Danny or Dani Childress, Newbie Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
Owen or Olivia Castleton, Waiter/Waitress Madison, Wisconsin 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a dog toy Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
a top 10 list New Haven, Connecticut 2020
a photo of a relative Washington, District of Columbia 2015
A flower or a bunch of flowers Inland Empire, California 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
Can you keep a secret? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2017
Stop asking me. Paducah, Kentucky 2020
What just happened? San Jose, California 2008
Your guess is as good as mine. Las Vegas, Nevada 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.