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
Tyler or Tanya Owings, Barber/Hairdresser New York, New York 2017
Daniel or Daniella Diaz, Salesperson San Antonio, Texas 2014
Truman or Tessa Duda Repair person Denver, Colorado 2017
John or Janet King, Rock Star Salt Lake City, Utah 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A string instrument Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2018
a handmade poster San Francisco, California 2016
an eraser Austin, Texas 2018
a swim fin Orlando, Florida 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
"You owe me a dollar." Lynchburg, Virginia 2017
Tell her what you told me. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016
"You don't have a clue, do you?" or "You do not have a clue, do you?" Boston, Massachusetts 2019
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.