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
Glen or Glenda Travers, House Painter Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Doug or Daphne Whyte, Fundraiser Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Alex or Ashley Mahoney. Tour Guide San Francisco, California 2014
Jeremy or Jenny Norbert/North, Politician Los Angeles, California 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
sunglasses Jacksonville, Florida 2016
a family heirloom Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
a marshmallow Des Moines, Iowa 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't believe you. Kansas City, Missouri 2010
What's in the bag? I'm hungry. Dallas, Texas 2013
What do you say now? Paducah, Kentucky 2018
When did that happen? Detroit, Michigan 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.