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
Alex or Alexis Simpson, Real Estate Agent Des Moines, Iowa 2014
Jarod or Janice Puller, Officer Houston, Texas 2009
Earl or Ellen Frickle, Chair of a Board of Directors Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
Alan or Alma Roberts, Fashion Designer Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a flower Boston, Massachusetts 2018
dust mask/hygienic mask Los Angeles, California 2011
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
a key ring Louisville, Kentucky 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I need your help. Madison, Wisconsin 2016
Have you ever seen anything like it? Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
You've got to earn it. San Jose, California 2010
You only live once. Albuquerque, New Mexico 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.