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
Wendell or Wendy Tancuzo, Executive Director Madison, Wisconsin 2017
Brad or Brianna Pasteur, Insurance Agent Asheville, North Carolina 2018
Trevor or Tina Gilmartin, Cook or Chef Washington, District of Columbia 2018
Sam or Sarah Biloxie, Painter Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a dog leash New York, New York 2019
a thermometer Seattle, Washington 2016
a backpack Des Moines, Iowa 2014
a french baguette Saint Louis, Missouri 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
If you must know, my father told me. New York, New York 2007
Since when is this all about me? Jacksonville, Florida 2007
Thanks for sharing. New Haven, Connecticut 2019
I can't get it out of my head Albuquerque, New Mexico 2011
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.