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
Jared or Jamie Woodnit, Actor Los Angeles, California 2010
Allen or Alicia Redstone, cable repair person Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Jenny or Jimbo Sanders, Real Estate Tycoon Memphis, Tennessee 2012
Mr. or Mrs. Danoff, Substitute Teacher Columbus, Ohio 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a pizza pan Cleveland, Ohio 2017
a dog collar Baltimore, Maryland 2012
A towel Providence, Rhode Island 2018
a comb Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes that's all you need. San Diego, California 2015
That's what I want to know. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
What's the matter with you? Or What is the matter with you? Duluth, Minnesota 2019
I think I just lost my appetite. Fargo, North Dakota 2012
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.