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
Roland or Rhonda Pettit, Mechanic Jackson, Mississippi 2012
Grant or Grace Broha, Cheerleader New Haven, Connecticut 2017
Pearl or Paul Brewster, Blogger Austin, Texas 2009
Samuel or Sarah Dunglestreet, Debt Collector New York, New York 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a measuring cup Savannah, Georgia 2017
a mug Buffalo, New York 2010
an auto part New Orleans, Louisiana 2014
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
That's not the way I heard it. San Antonio, Texas 2012
From now on, I call the shots. Inland Empire, California 2012
My motto? Mind your own business. Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Stop copying me! Denver, Colorado 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.