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
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Jeremy or Jenny Norbert/North, Politician Los Angeles, California 2011
Ed or Elly Marlina, Journalist Los Angeles, California 2013
Kevin or Keira Lewton, Insurance Agent Los Angeles, California 2019
Examples of Previous Props
an orange Los Angeles, California 2016
a wallet Los Angeles, California 2017
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
hair dryer Los Angeles, California 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
"Give me a break" Los Angeles, California 2017
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
Hey! My Mom gave me that. Los Angeles, California 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.