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
Bert or Bertha George, Gardener Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Don or Dot Benway, Exterminator Baltimore, Maryland 2016
Adam and Ava Detraux, Inspector Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
Justin or Judi Sorrento, former circus performer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
Examples of Previous Props
an apple Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2021
medicine Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
a rubber band Des Moines, Iowa 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
"You won't believe me." OR "You will not believe me." Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2017
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Savannah, Georgia 2021
I have just one question. Las Vegas, Nevada 2019
"It's up to you. Make a decision." OR "It is up to you. Make a decision." San Antonio, Texas 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.