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
Shawn or Sherri McDonald, mechanic Austin, Texas 2016
Jim or Janice Rhodes, A Phony Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Kristy or Kyle Brown, Illustrator Seattle, Washington 2009
Chris or Christina Samuels, Musician Des Moines, Iowa 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a rubber band New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a box New Hampshire 2010
a jar Des Moines, Iowa 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Father knows best Portland, Oregon 2017
Since when is this all about me? Jacksonville, Florida 2007
It can't be that difficult. Chicago, Illinois 2016
Can you give her a message? San Antonio, Texas 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.