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
Michael or Michelle Anthony, Professor Seattle, Washington 2015
Louis or Louise Ledbetter, Neighborhood Busybody Baltimore, Maryland 2012
Eleanor or Ethan Evans, Funeral Industry Employee Amarillo, Texas 2015
Jackson or Jackie Lewis, Athlete Atlanta, Georgia 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a pair of pliers Nashville, Tennessee 2014
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
a cardboard box San Diego, California 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
There's only one way to know for sure. Columbus, Ohio 2014
Looks like you’re in over your head. Portland, Oregon 2011
You look very familiar. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
This is for you. Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
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.