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
Sam or Sonya Needham, Addict Providence, Rhode Island 2009
Benjamin or Bethany Grimes, Professional Organizer New York, New York 2009
Nick or Nicki Anders, Electrician Orlando, Florida 2011
Chris or Christy Bowen, Sailor Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a ticket Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
something with the number 10 on it Portland, Oregon 2013
a handmade poster San Francisco, California 2016
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm getting way too old for this Cleveland, Ohio 2016
Is that all you've got to say? Asheville, North Carolina 2008
I'll deal with it in the morning. New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
I don't like it. Paducah, Kentucky 2010
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.