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
Kyle or Kayla Greentree, Certified Mixologist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2017
Mark or Mary Kowalski, Outdoor Enthusiast Buffalo, New York 2009
Tommy or Tammy Simon, Podcast Celebrity Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2019
Gus or Gloria Lorenz, Trade Expert San Francisco, California 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a checkbook Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
a greeting card Savannah, Georgia 2011
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
a remote control Chicago, Illinois 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
"I promise it won't happen again." OR "I promise it will not happen again." Detroit, Michigan 2019
How do you do that? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
"I'm afraid that science proves you wrong." or "I am afraid that science proves you wrong." Austin, Texas 2018
Nobody mentioned it at all. Buffalo, New York 2009
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.