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
Victor or Virginia Chesterfield, Hedge Fund Manager Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
Nick or Nora Bellman, farmers market worker Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Nate or Natalie Wardman, Retired Police Officer Louisville, Kentucky 2006
Meg or Mark Jordanto, singer Tampa, Florida 2019
Examples of Previous Props
A Checkbook Minneapolis, Minnesota 2020
A golf ball San Francisco, California 2019
a wallet Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
a DVD Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Believe me, it's worth it. Boston, Massachusetts 2013
What did you just say? Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
If you don't go, I won't go either. Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
How did you know I was here? Austin, Texas 2007
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.