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
Grant or Gina MacDonald, Window Washer Asheville, North Carolina 2019
Thomas or Tina Chello, Foreign Visitor Savannah, Georgia 2018
Andy or Anne Stirling, Journalist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Michelle or Michael Runion, Auto Mechanic Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a scale Boston, Massachusetts 2010
A Flotation Device Detroit, Michigan 2019
an index card Huntsville, Alabama 2015
a wallet Paducah, Kentucky 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Leave it to me, I'm a professional. Los Angeles, California 2008
"You owe me a dollar." Lynchburg, Virginia 2017
Let's keep it in the group. Denver, Colorado 2012
"Wanna see something cool?" OR "Want to see something cool?" Salt Lake City, Utah 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.