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
Dan or Danielle Sagan, Debt Collector San Francisco, California 2011
Uncle Hank or Aunt Henrietta Boston, Massachusetts 2011
Chris or Christina Stevens, Retired Athlete Cincinnati, Ohio 2014
Sam or Sonya Needham, Addict Providence, Rhode Island 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a purple object Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
a paint brush Washington, District of Columbia 2016
a cupcake New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
a necklace Kansas City, Missouri 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
Let's get this party started! Houston, Texas 2017
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Give me some kind of sign. San Jose, California 2011
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.