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
Bill or Belle Tyler, barber/hairdresser Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Roy or Rory Baylor, Waiter/Waitress New Orleans, Louisiana 2015
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a surgical mask or a dust mask San Diego, California 2016
a calendar Madison, Wisconsin 2011
a lollipop Denver, Colorado 2016
a shoe Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Where did you find that? Chicago, Illinois 2017
I never thought about it that way. Austin, Texas 2009
I've never seen anything like that. New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
Don't use that one. Cleveland, Ohio 2007
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.