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
Victor or Virginia Chesterfield, Hedge Fund Manager Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
Dan or Dana Fox, HR Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
Tommy or Tina Darnes, Mechanic Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Phil or Phylis Jones, Political Candidate Denver, Colorado 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a book Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2007
a picture frame Portland, Oregon 2009
Oven Mitt Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
a lock Duluth, Minnesota 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Stop talking, start doing. Las Vegas, Nevada 2016
"There is no 'I' in team." Washington, District of Columbia 2019
Come on. You can tell me. Portland, Maine 2013
"Not now. I'll tell you when." OR "Not now. I will tell you when." Cleveland, Ohio 2022
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.