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
Al or Alana Crofton, relative of a famous person Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
Rita or Rick Hernandez, Doctor San Diego, California 2010
Hal or Helen Haynes, Court Clerk Cleveland, Ohio 2009
Vic or Vicki Putterman, Environmentalist Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
a wagon Nashville, Tennessee 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I can do that. Houston, Texas 2013
Tell me again why this matters. San Jose, California 2009
That's it. Take it or leave it." Madison, Wisconsin 2014
She told me you'd say that. Orlando, Florida 2012
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.