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
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Tommy or Tammy Simon, Podcast Celebrity Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
Examples of Previous Props
tongs Memphis, Tennessee 2015
a tennis racket San Antonio, Texas 2018
a greeting card Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
an extension cord Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I have been trying to tell you that. Richmond, Virginia 2015
"I can't remember where or when." OR "I cannot remember where or when." Boston, Massachusetts 2021
You can always change your name. Tampa, Florida 2021
Who do you think you are? Detroit, Michigan 2021
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.