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
Chris or Christina Stevens, Dentist Cleveland, Ohio 2013
Hal or Helen Haynes, Court Clerk Cleveland, Ohio 2009
Paulette or Pierre Kubiak, Connoisseur Boston, Massachusetts 2016
Mary or Marvin Greenberg, Computer Genius Detroit, Michigan 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a glass bowl Inland Empire, California 2015
bubble wrap Fargo, North Dakota 2012
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
an easel Honolulu, Hawaii 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Nobody mentioned it at all. Buffalo, New York 2009
Terrific. That is just terrific. Orlando, Florida 2013
I'd like to make a suggestion. Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
I meant to tell you a few days ago. Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
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.