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
Anne or Andy Stirling, Comedian Asheville, North Carolina 2016
Simon or Simone Turkana, Realtor Savannah, Georgia 2010
James or Jenny Crawford, Librarian Chicago, Illinois 2007
Pamela or Peter Murnoll, Waiter Asheville, North Carolina 2022
Examples of Previous Props
A coffee cup or mug--not disposable Boston, Massachusetts 2021
a traffic cone Seattle, Washington 2012
A folding chair Jacksonville, Florida 2019
A golf ball San Francisco, California 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm taking it one day at a time. Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Whatever you do, don't move. Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
She never liked me. Los Angeles, California 2020
You want the truth? So do I. Houston, Texas 2007
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.