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
Edward or Edna Stewart, Collector Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
Roy or Rachel Schwarz, Quality Control Expert Portland, Oregon 2007
Teresa, Travis or Trevor Bookman, Housing Inspector Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
Jerry or Jerri Starling, Spy/Saboteur Portland, Oregon 2016
Examples of Previous Props
nail clippers Detroit, Michigan 2012
a notebook Denver, Colorado 2015
Headphones or earbuds Des Moines, Iowa 2018
a spoon Denver, Colorado 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Wrong. Guess again. Seattle, Washington 2009
You get what you pay for. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
I don?t know what his deal is.? Tampa, Florida 2007
You remind me of my uncle. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
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.