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
Heath or Heather Torres, fitness instructor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
Myra or Michael Jillerson, Investigator Tampa, Florida 2015
Charles or Charlotte Braun, Thief Jacksonville, Florida 2007
Ramona or Ramon Perez, Cat Behavior Specialist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
Examples of Previous Props
A flower or a bunch of flowers Inland Empire, California 2020
a flower Boston, Massachusetts 2018
a car part Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Would you like to come up to my place? Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006
Who wants to know? Tampa, Florida 2018
"How's that supposed to help?" OR "How is that supposed to help?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2020
I better not see this on facebook. Jacksonville, Florida 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.