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
Malik or Malia Simmons, Architect Denver, Colorado 2016
Marta or Martin Fuse, Customer Service Specialist Houston, Texas 2017
Walter/Wilma Love, Talk Radio Host Salt Lake City, Utah 2019
Kyle or Kayla Greentree, Certified Mixologist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a bowl Madison, Wisconsin 2009
a handbook/instructions Los Angeles, California 2015
a trashcan Charlotte, North Carolina 2018
a bag Missoula, Montana 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
"Are you sure you want that? " Detroit, Michigan 2018
Where do you want to meet? Madison, Wisconsin 2011
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
I better not see this on facebook. Chicago, Illinois 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.