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
Danielle or Daniel Lee, Sports Trainer Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Pete or Petunia Clark, Farmer's Market Vendor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Robert or Rachel Poe, Insurance Agent New Haven, Connecticut 2015
Linda or Lincoln Tendetti, Cartoonist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2021
Examples of Previous Props
a comb Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
crayons Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
an envelope Jackson, Mississippi 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
What did he say? Los Angeles, California 2019
"I don't think that's what it means. OR "I do not think that is what it means." Dallas, Texas 2020
She was supposed to be here by now. Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
She said she would be right back. Savannah, Georgia 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.