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
Kirk or Kaia Nordenstrom, Carpenter San Jose, California 2016
Justin or Jennifer MacArthur, Baker Austin, Texas 2018
Randy or Randi Tapp, Dancer Dallas, Texas 2021
John or Judi Simon, Parent Savannah, Georgia 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a cell phone Atlanta, Georgia 2012
a greeting card Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
fire Portland, Maine 2009
a lanyard Seattle, Washington 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
That?s the dumbest thing I?ve ever heard.? Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
Some people say it's unlucky. Little Rock, Arkansas 2011
You're not going to believe what I just heard. New York, New York 2009
We could all use a little more kindness. Asheville, North Carolina 2022
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.