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
Mark or Maureen Linderville, Illustrator Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2016
Victor or Victoria Shea, Locksmith Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
Adam and Ava Detraux, Inspector Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
Louis or Louise Grimes, City Employee Chicago, Illinois 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a letter Tampa, Florida 2016
a can of paint Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I did that last time. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
Oops. I guess I forgot to tell you. Austin, Texas 2016
When did this happen? New Hampshire 2013
"You are not going to be happy." OR "You're not going to be happy." Hampton Roads, Virginia 2017
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.