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
Doug or Daphne Whyte, Fundraiser Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Q. Treller, Secret Society Member Baltimore, Maryland 2015
Johnny or Juliette Meggers, substitute teacher Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
Tammy or Tommy Shuttles, Singer Little Rock, Arkansas 2012
Examples of Previous Props
chopsticks Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
A Vest Los Angeles, California 2019
A Watch Providence, Rhode Island 2006
a pumpkin Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Call me as soon as you hear anything. San Francisco, California 2007
I have just one question. Las Vegas, Nevada 2019
Do you even know what that means? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Just doin' my job. Buffalo, New York 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.