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
Carl or Carol Marro, Scrapbooker Portland, Oregon 2006
Edward or Emma Bulmer, Tourist Columbus, Ohio 2012
Todd or Tina Daubert, Wine Connoisseur Jacksonville, Florida 2010
Kyle or Kimberly Tantallon, Motivational Speaker Baltimore, Maryland 2018
Examples of Previous Props
A temporary tattoo Baltimore, Maryland 2018
a regular telephone Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
a receipt Boston, Massachusetts 2008
an envelope Lynchburg, Virginia 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
She's the only one who can answer that. OR She is the only one who can answer that. Saint Louis, Missouri 2017
From now on I call the shots. Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
I don't know how it got there. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011
I'd like to see you try. New Haven, Connecticut 2013
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.