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
Danny or Dani Heldorfer, Real Estate Agent Nashville, Tennessee 2016
Jared or Jenna Gibbons, Camp Counselor Lynchburg, Virginia 2015
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Eva or Evan Minors, City Employee Nashville, Tennessee 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a bicycle part Portland, Oregon 2015
a whole apple San Jose, California 2016
a tray Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
a wallet Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Help me get this out. Louisville, Kentucky 2012
I meant to tell you a few days ago. San Francisco, California 2015
Have you ever seen anything like it? Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
She's the only one who can answer that. OR She is the only one who can answer that. Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
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.