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
Stephen or Stephanie Dufour, Wedding Planner Seattle, Washington 2011
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Jake or Jane Gravenstein, Wellness Practitioner Portland, Oregon 2008
Frank or Frieda Lapidus, Foreign Exchange Student Charlotte, North Carolina 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a traffic cone Seattle, Washington 2012
a towel Denver, Colorado 2009
a lightbulb Portland, Maine 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes you feel like letting loose. Asheville, North Carolina 2006
"I can't hear you." Indianapolis, Indiana 2017
Can you tell me what this is? Cleveland, Ohio 2018
When do you expect her? New York, New York 2013
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.