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
Al or Allison Trahan, Dancer Houston, Texas 2018
Simon or Simone Willibaster, Inspector Baltimore, Maryland 2010
Thomas or Tina Chello, Foreign Visitor Savannah, Georgia 2018
Stephen or Stephanie Dufour, Wedding Planner Seattle, Washington 2011
Examples of Previous Props
A checkbook Kansas City, Missouri 2020
an extension cord Buffalo, New York 2013
an umbrella Asheville, North Carolina 2007
an auto part Savannah, Georgia 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
What's wrong with you? San Diego, California 2016
That's not how I would have handled it. Baltimore, Maryland 2011
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
That's one way to get rid of him. Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
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.