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
Simon or Simone Pico, Yoga Instructor Detroit, Michigan 2019
Pat or Patricia Nelson, paid driver Washington, District of Columbia 2017
Rubin or Ruby Starr, Poet Denver, Colorado 2018
Glen or Glenda Travers, House Painter Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a fishing rod Austin, Texas 2007
a rubberband Louisville, Kentucky 2016
a watch Minneapolis, Minnesota 2019
a stapler Cleveland, Ohio 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I meant to tell you a few days ago. San Francisco, California 2015
How did you do that? Minneapolis, Minnesota 2016
Thanks for sharing. New Haven, Connecticut 2019
I hate to say I told you so. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
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.