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
Lucas or Lily Elepano, Coach Detroit, Michigan 2016
Marvin or Melissa Garren, Organic Farmer Paducah, Kentucky 2013
Timothy or Tiffany Sporeka, Vice-President Des Moines, Iowa 2016
James or Jessica Banks, doctor Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a tennis racket San Antonio, Texas 2018
a spice Orlando, Florida 2018
an egg Houston, Texas 2015
a magnet Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"Next time you won't be so lucky." OR "Next time you will not be so lucky." San Diego, California 2019
That's not what they had in mind. Portland, Oregon 2013
"That's what I thought." OR "That is what I thought." Baltimore, Maryland 2017
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 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.