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
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur Boston, Massachusetts 2016
Oscar or Olivia Bradley, Health Inspector Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2018
Don or Dawn Dieter, Zoo Employee Des Moines, Iowa 2006
Examples of Previous Props
blue painter's tape Des Moines, Iowa 2008
a diary Boston, Massachusetts 2014
a bicycle part Cincinnati, Ohio 2015
a cell phone Hampton Roads, Virginia 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
If you thought today was bad, just wait until tomorrow. Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Sometimes it's a struggle. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Mama told me not to come. Detroit, Michigan 2012
Please answer my question. Charlotte, North Carolina 2019
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.