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
Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
George or Georgia Davis, Stand-Up Comedian Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Oliver or Olivia Danoff, Inspector Jacksonville, Florida 2016
Examples of Previous Props
Oven Mitt Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
a hula hoop Baltimore, Maryland 2011
a hair dryer Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
a disposable cup Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
What have you done for me lately? Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
I barely touched it. Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Did that make you feel like a man? Las Vegas, Nevada 2006
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
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.