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
Rosalie or Roman Rodriguez, Tightwad Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Darryl or Diane Kreppert, Judge Lynchburg, Virginia 2020
Oscar or Olivia Olmsted, Landscape Designer/Engineer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
Examples of Previous Props
bubble wrap Tampa, Florida 2013
a tie Seattle, Washington 2009
a jar Des Moines, Iowa 2006
an umbrella Seattle, Washington 2021
Examples of Previous Lines
"Take your time. I've got all day." OR "Take your time. I have got all day." Little Rock, Arkansas 2019
How do I look? Be honest. Dallas, Texas 2021
That's not what they had in mind. Portland, Oregon 2013
"I don't think that's what it means. OR "I do not think that is what it means." Dallas, Texas 2020
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.