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
Eddie or Edie Towson, Waiter/Waitress Savannah, Georgia 2015
Chris or Christina Brownstreet, Former Child Actor Orlando, Florida 2018
Scott or Sarah Morton, Assistant Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
Hans or Hannah Bridgeport, nurse Seattle, Washington 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a power cord Paducah, Kentucky 2014
a tennis racket San Antonio, Texas 2018
a loaf of bread Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
She told me you'd say that. Orlando, Florida 2012
When do you expect her? Inland Empire, California 2011
Well that's certainly not something you see every day. Cleveland, Ohio 2015
“I have three words for you.” Louisville, Kentucky 2015
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.