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
Rita or Rick Hernandez, Doctor San Diego, California 2010
Stu or Sue Denim, Undercover Detective Buffalo, New York 2019
Chris or Christy Smith, Whistle Blower Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
Pete or Peggy Wiltz, Architect Richmond, Virginia 2014
Examples of Previous Props
bar of soap Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
a jar Des Moines, Iowa 2006
a helmet Providence, Rhode Island 2015
a bracelet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
"This is for you." Atlanta, Georgia 2018
That's not the way I heard it Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
I wish I had an answer for you. Dallas, Texas 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.