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
Sam or Sally Turnbucket, city employee Tampa, Florida 2018
Hannah or Harland Rock, Rebel Austin, Texas 2018
Marty or Mary Quinzani, Second-in-Command Boston, Massachusetts 2009
Dante or Danetta Longfellow, Professor New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a tire or wheel Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
a tooth brush Inland Empire, California 2010
a kite Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
A chair Asheville, North Carolina 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
Please tell me that's not what I think it is. Los Angeles, California 2011
You're making a big mistake. Paducah, Kentucky 2013
"That's not the way I heard it." OR "That is not the way I heard it." Nashville, Tennessee 2018
Do you think you can do it? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
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.