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
Bob or Barbara Maloney, lawyer Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
Bradley or Brenda Oliver, Vice President Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
William R. or Wendy R. Hunter, Professor New York, New York 2020
Sid or Susan Dionne, Restaurant Owner Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a towel Paducah, Kentucky 2016
a remote control Chicago, Illinois 2013
a garden hose San Diego, California 2013
a napkin Louisville, Kentucky 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
"I'm pretty sure that's not right." OR "I am pretty sure that is not right." Charlotte, North Carolina 2021
Say it like you mean it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Who are you looking for? Asheville, North Carolina 2012
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
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.