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
Chad or Chelsea Lattice, Climate Scientist Baltimore, Maryland 2017
L. P. Brownstone, Local Celebrity Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta Boston, Massachusetts 2011
Tony or Tanya Dindle, Blues Musician Memphis, Tennessee 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a towel Saint Louis, Missouri 2019
a comb Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
a passport Louisville, Kentucky 2011
a paint brush Chicago, Illinois 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Psst! Come here. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
You don't know anything. Detroit, Michigan 2016
It makes me want to cry. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2007
No way. Never again. Seattle, Washington 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.