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 Willibaster, Inspector Baltimore, Maryland 2010
Charles or Charlene Betterman, visitor Atlanta, Georgia 2017
Charles or Charlene Little, Actor Nashville, Tennessee 2009
Andrew or Alexis Ruberon, Mechanic Columbus, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a phone Tampa, Florida 2021
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
nail clippers Detroit, Michigan 2012
a car part Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2011
There's not enough time. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
"I've never been here before." OR "I have never been here before." Montana 2019
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.