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
Geoffery or Gigi Cook, Consultant San Francisco, California 2010
Buddy or Babby Kant, Philosophy Instructor Madison, Wisconsin 2008
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Eve or Ivan Pagoda, Coach Washington, District of Columbia 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a map Denver, Colorado 2014
a cell phone Atlanta, Georgia 2012
a barbecue utensil San Jose, California 2013
a watch Minneapolis, Minnesota 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't have a clue. San Francisco, California 2012
I've never seen anything like that. New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
Why did I listen to you? Paducah, Kentucky 2015
Who wants to know? Kansas City, Missouri 2014
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.