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
Gabriel Portland, Oregon 2012
Woodrow or Wendy Willamer, Famous Author Savannah, Georgia 2014
Richard or Rachel Andreus, Foreman/Crew Leader Houston, Texas 2014
Hugh or Hilda Lawson, Musician New York, New York 2015
Examples of Previous Props
Lawn Ornament Baltimore, Maryland 2016
a marker New Orleans, Louisiana 2015
a slice of pizza Louisville, Kentucky 2014
lettuce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"I know that face and I don't like it." OR "I know that face and I do not like it." Madison, Wisconsin 2020
"If at first you don't succeed . . . ." OR "If at first you do not succeed . . . ." Richmond, Virginia 2019
Maybe you'd like to try again. Savannah, Georgia 2015
I don?t know what his deal is.? Tampa, Florida 2007
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.