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
Lefty or Lucy Ellsworth, Professional Athlete Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Dylan or Diane Zimmerman, Cook Louisville, Kentucky 2016
Alan or Alma Roberts, Fashion Designer Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Kevin or Kristen Browning, Runner Louisville, Kentucky 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a passport Louisville, Kentucky 2011
a ball Louisville, Kentucky 2012
a bowl Louisville, Kentucky 2015
a garden hose Louisville, Kentucky 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
“I have three words for you.” Louisville, Kentucky 2015
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
"My recommendation is don't do it." OR "My recommendation is do not do it." Louisville, Kentucky 2020
"I haven't seen her in three years." OR "I have not seen her in three years." Louisville, Kentucky 2021
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.