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
Nat or Natalie Uplifter, Therapist Richmond, Virginia 2015
Carson or Carly Benedetta, artist Savannah, Georgia 2019
Jane or James Switzer, Electrician Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
Luke or Laura Coppersmith, Retired Circus Performer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a trophy Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
a paperback book Detroit, Michigan 2018
apples Denver, Colorado 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I bet you think you're clever, huh? Denver, Colorado 2007
"This is for you." Atlanta, Georgia 2018
Your guess is as good as mine. Las Vegas, Nevada 2018
Do what you want to do. New York, New York 2011
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.