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
SJ Denison, Blogger Detroit, Michigan 2014
Jared or Joanna Lambert, Inspector Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2022
Charles or Charlene Bishop, Administrative Assistant Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Tom or Tina Tuckerbee, Senator Nashville, Tennessee 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a glass bowl Inland Empire, California 2015
A bicycle Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
a birthday candle Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
We need to get going. Providence, Rhode Island 2012
Things are looking up. Baltimore, Maryland 2018
"Too many cooks spoil the broth." Providence, Rhode Island 2019
You win some, you lose some. Boston, Massachusetts 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.