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
Zoe or Zack Wesley, Real Estate Agent Providence, Rhode Island 2017
Michael or Michelle Bogdan, world traveller Cleveland, Ohio 2017
Kyle or Kylie Cooper, Hypochondriac Tampa, Florida 2009
Johnny or Joanne Miler, CEO New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a helmet Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
A hat--not a baseball cap Kansas City, Missouri 2017
a sign Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
a sandwich Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes it's a struggle. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
I have just one question. Las Vegas, Nevada 2019
Tell me all about it. New York, New York 2012
"You're lucky I'm in a good mood." OR "You are lucky I'm in a good mood." Washington, District of Columbia 2019
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.