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
Trey or Tory Vandercamp, FOMO Sufferer Dallas, Texas 2019
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Erica or Eric Drafton, Flooring Specialist Minneapolis, Minnesota 2019
Luke or Laura Coppersmith, Retired Circus Performer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a pillow Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2011
a still or photo camera Nashville, Tennessee 2009
A painting Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
a mug Chicago, Illinois 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Since when is this all about me? Jacksonville, Florida 2007
"It's up to you. Make a decision." OR "It is up to you. Make a decision." San Antonio, Texas 2018
How did you do that? Cincinnati, Ohio 2015
I need to tell you something. New Hampshire 2010
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.