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
Hunter or Harper Drakely, Health Inspector Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Nora or Norman Loberson, Green Expert Savannah, Georgia 2016
Anthony or Anya Sakewski, Writer Denver, Colorado 2014
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a wallet New Haven, Connecticut 2017
a straw Denver, Colorado 2012
Greeting Card Portland, Oregon 2017
a towel Nashville, Tennessee 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
"You owe me a dollar." Lynchburg, Virginia 2017
I expect you to be prompt?prompt and courteous.? Seattle, Washington 2006
Why does everything always happen to me? Washington, District of Columbia 2018
Sometimes it's a struggle. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
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.