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
Charlie or Charlene Bowers, Waiter/Waitress Amarillo, Texas 2016
Sam or Samantha Giordano, Inventor Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
Rex or Rita Tendu, Dance Instructor Indianapolis, Indiana 2022
Jacob or Janice Simon, Instructor Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
Examples of Previous Props
Secret Ingredient Columbus, Ohio 2021
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
a roll of tape Baltimore, Maryland 2015
a pumpkin Los Angeles, California 2021
Examples of Previous Lines
It is what it is. Detroit, Michigan 2008
I'll deal with it in the morning. New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Is that clear? Any questions? Kansas City, Missouri 2011
If you see him again, tell me. Providence, Rhode Island 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.