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
Andrew or Andi Tracey, Children's Books Author Tampa, Florida 2014
Daniel or Daniella Diaz, Salesperson San Antonio, Texas 2014
Johnny or Joanne Miler, CEO New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Lyle or Linda Kanter, Gym Teacher Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
Examples of Previous Props
flowers Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
Headphones Detroit, Michigan 2015
Donut Cleveland, Ohio 2018
sunglasses New Hampshire 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
My motto? Mind your own business. Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Just tell them Joe sent you. Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Well, there's always tomorrow. OR Well, there is always tomorrow. Cincinnati, Ohio 2018
“Quiet. I need to think. Seattle, Washington 2015
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.