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
Earl or Ellen Frickle, Chair of a Board of Directors Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
Tam or Tammie Gordon, Poet Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
Tyler or Tanya Owings, Barber/Hairdresser New York, New York 2017
Lyle or Leslie Sherman, Interpretor Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a cell phone San Diego, California 2012
an orange Los Angeles, California 2016
Breakfast Taco Austin, Texas 2017
a chair Inland Empire, California 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm still waiting for your answer. Louisville, Kentucky 2011
I hope they decide soon. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
That's exactly what she said. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 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.