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
Kate or Kyle Jackson, Valet Paducah, Kentucky 2009
Meg or Mark Jordanto, singer Tampa, Florida 2019
Mike or Michelle Thames, retired athlete Las Vegas, Nevada 2019
Victoria or Vincent Bolton, Olympic Alternate New Haven, Connecticut 2021
Examples of Previous Props
a hair dryer Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
A bucket Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
a lightbulb Houston, Texas 2008
hand sanitizer Austin, Texas 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
Here we go again. Little Rock, Arkansas 2010
Did you try wiggling it? Albuquerque, New Mexico 2022
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
There's no way that's gonna work. Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
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.