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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Lorraine or Larry Chetta, Spy New Orleans, Louisiana 2018

Winston or Wilma Weatherbee, Auctioneer Cincinnati, Ohio 2008

Ellie or Ethan St. John, President New York, New York 2010

Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher Jacksonville, Florida 2018

Examples of Previous Props

A hat--not a baseball cap Kansas City, Missouri 2017

Examples of Previous Lines

“You get what you pay for.” New Orleans, Louisiana 2015

What do we have here? Little Rock, Arkansas 2012

"I don't think that's what it means. OR "I do not think that is what it means." Austin, Texas 2020

"Next time you won't be so lucky." OR "Next time you will not be so lucky." San Diego, California 2019

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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