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
Dwight or Danette Williams, Party Planner Richmond, Virginia 2010
Adam or Alana Nicholson, Door to Door Salesperson Richmond, Virginia 2012
Michael or Michelle Dooley, Green Expert Richmond, Virginia 2009
Nat or Natalie Uplifter, Therapist Richmond, Virginia 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a flag Richmond, Virginia 2013
flowers Richmond, Virginia 2014
hair dryer Richmond, Virginia 2011
a bracelet Richmond, Virginia 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Watch and learn. Richmond, Virginia 2016
I have been trying to tell you that. Richmond, Virginia 2015
That's what you always say. OR "That is what you always say." Richmond, Virginia 2017
Why am I always first? Richmond, Virginia 2012
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.