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
Dave or Diane Pellaton, President Detroit, Michigan 2011
Claire or Clarence Tilden, Hotel Employee Jacksonville, Florida 2012
Danielle or Daniel Lee, Sports Trainer Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Ross or Rose Gillen, Upholsterer/Furniture Maker San Antonio, Texas 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a bottle Los Angeles, California 2012
a lollipop New Haven, Connecticut 2016
a tray Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
a paperback book Detroit, Michigan 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
What's that smell? Louisville, Kentucky 2010
It can't possibly be this easy. Atlanta, Georgia 2015
Some people like it that way. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
It can't be that difficult. Chicago, Illinois 2016
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.