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
Hugh or Hilda Lawson, Musician New York, New York 2015
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Samuel or Sarah Dunglestreet, Debt Collector New York, New York 2016
Bert or Bertha George, Gardener Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a keychain Orlando, Florida 2008
a wrapped present Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
a notebook New York, New York 2012
a brush Portland, Maine 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
She didn't have to be like that. San Jose, California 2013
What's that supposed to mean? Boston, Massachusetts 2016
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
Have you ever seen anything like it? Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
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.