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
Lyle or Linda Kanter, Gym Teacher Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
Walter/Wilma Love, Talk Radio Host Salt Lake City, Utah 2019
Chris or Christina Brownstreet, Former Child Actor Orlando, Florida 2018
Chris or Christy Smith, Whistle Blower Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a pillow Atlanta, Georgia 2007
a kite Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
flowers Nashville, Tennessee 2011
a cell phone Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes you feel like letting loose. Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Nothing can stop me. Tampa, Florida 2015
Give me the bad news. Greensboro, North Carolina 2012
Oh please. It's not that impressive. Seattle, Washington 2018
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.