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
Nick or Nicole Chilton, Unemployed Sales Clerk Jacksonville, Florida 2020
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Roman or Roma Turcott, Executive Director Boston, Massachusetts 2021
Alex or Alice Gomm, County Employee San Diego, California 2007
Examples of Previous Props
flowers Richmond, Virginia 2014
a pillow Atlanta, Georgia 2007
a plate Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
a frisbee Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
It takes one to know one. Portland, Oregon 2012
What do you mean? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
She doesn't say much. Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Baltimore, Maryland 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.