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
Marla or Martin Dockery, Clutter Coach/Professional Organizer Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
Rick or Rita Bessemer, patient San Antonio, Texas 2021
Alice or Andrew Mann, Bartender Orlando, Florida 2010
Mitch or Michelle Stockridge, Chef Jacksonville, Florida 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
flowers Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Cookies Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2020
a racket Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2021
Examples of Previous Lines
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
You remind me of my friend. Detroit, Michigan 2019
"She is not going to be happy." OR "She's not going to be happy." Denver, Colorado 2019
What can I do to help? Buffalo, New York 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.