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
Simon or Sandy Taggert, Chess Player Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2011
Eli or Ella Varennes, Auctioneer Orlando, Florida 2019
Fritz or Felicia Primpton, Best Friend Kansas City, Missouri 2020
Nat or Natalie Uplifter, Therapist Richmond, Virginia 2015
Examples of Previous Props
Photo, drawing or painting of a deceased relative Austin, Texas 2006
a ticket Louisville, Kentucky 2019
Hand sanitizer Dallas, Texas 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
Where do you want to meet? Madison, Wisconsin 2011
That is very tempting. Indianapolis, Indiana 2022
I better not see this on facebook. Chicago, Illinois 2011
What were you thinking? Salt Lake City, Utah 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.