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
Joshua or Jessica Claybill, Physical Therapist San Antonio, Texas 2017
Reginald or Regina Worthington, Banker Seattle, Washington 2012
R. Thomas, Athlete Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
Kirk or Kaia Nordenstrom, Carpenter San Jose, California 2016
Examples of Previous Props
Bike Pump Boston, Massachusetts 2006
a jewelry box Providence, Rhode Island 2019
a tomato Portland, Maine 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"You don't see that every day." OR "You do not see that every day." Columbus, Ohio 2018
There's no time to lose. Richmond, Virginia 2013
How about a quick game? Indianapolis, Indiana 2019
I can't remember everything. Baltimore, Maryland 2007
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.