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
Daniel or Daniella Slovatch, Recycling Expert Indianapolis, Indiana 2021
Amos or Amy Belanger, Historian San Diego, California 2009
Lucas or Linda Bailey, Promotional Products Salesperson Columbus, Ohio 2008
Andrew or Adriana Elwood, Hairdresser Asheville, North Carolina 2015
Examples of Previous Props
scissors Tampa, Florida 2011
A painting Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
a book Indianapolis, Indiana 2020
a corkscrew New Orleans, Louisiana 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I can't believe it. or I cannot believe it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2012
He said he would be right back. New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
"As long as we're having fun who cares?" or "As long as we are having fun who cares?" Madison, Wisconsin 2021
When you say it like that, it's crystal clear. Tampa, Florida 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.