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
Jon or Jenna Jellybean Champlain, Dog Walker Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016
Kip or Kim Wallace, Event Planner Los Angeles, California 2018
Mary or Mark Zickean, Chef Trainee Charlotte, North Carolina 2016
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
A cupcake Jacksonville, Florida 2020
a bottle Asheville, North Carolina 2010
a bag Missoula, Montana 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Let me think." or "Lemme think. Boston, Massachusetts 2018
Nope. Just nope. Nope, nope, nope. Very nope. Seattle, Washington 2020
Are you sure about that? Baltimore, Maryland 2019
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
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.