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
Josh or Jocelyn Accrodo, Barista Inland Empire, California 2013
Alan or Alana Beaumont, Phony Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2009
Shawn or Sharon Middleton, Wordsmith Boston, Massachusetts 2015
Charles or Charlene Bishop, Administrative Assistant Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a slice of pizza Louisville, Kentucky 2014
a tooth brush Inland Empire, California 2010
a notebook Denver, Colorado 2015
a bowl Louisville, Kentucky 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
What! I can't believe it. OR What! I cannot believe it. Asheville, North Carolina 2015
This is what it's all about. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2014
Tell me?what's the difference? Richmond, Virginia 2008
How was I supposed to know? Los Angeles, California 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.