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
Jared or Jamie Woodnit, Actor Los Angeles, California 2010
Hal or Hannah Trendetto, Science Teacher San Jose, California 2015
James or Jessica Banks, doctor Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Examples of Previous Props
A Paint Brush New Haven, Connecticut 2019
an award Detroit, Michigan 2010
a marker Austin, Texas 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Give me some kind of sign. Memphis, Tennessee 2013
Tell me how you really feel. Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Why does everything always happen to me? Washington, District of Columbia 2018
She's not here. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
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.