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
Trey or Trista Gallup, Actor Portland, Maine 2021
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Nora or Norman Loberson, Green Expert Savannah, Georgia 2016
Nate or Nora Loberoni, Nurse Cleveland, Ohio 2020
Examples of Previous Props
a helmet Providence, Rhode Island 2015
a key chain Buffalo, New York 2007
A sleeping bag. Chicago, Illinois 2018
a picture of a bride Lynchburg, Virginia 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell them she lost it. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
It's been a long, long time. New Hampshire 2012
"My recommendation is don't do it." OR "My recommendation is do not do it." Louisville, Kentucky 2020
If you don't go, I won't go either. Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
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.