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
Ed or Edwina Griesman, Dance Instructor San Jose, California 2018
Cynthia or Cedric Peters, Gym Instructor Asheville, North Carolina 2014
Meg or Mark Jordanto, singer Tampa, Florida 2019
Kirk or Kasia Nordenstrom, Environmentalist Portland, Oregon 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a cardboard box San Diego, California 2018
a laptop computer Fargo, North Dakota 2009
an orange Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
marshmallow San Diego, California 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Where do you want to meet? Madison, Wisconsin 2011
I've looked and I can't find it. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2010
My Mama gave me that. Paducah, Kentucky 2014
What's the big idea? or Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
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.