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
Tom or Tina Goodwin, Consultant Atlanta, Georgia 2011
Trevor or Tina Gilmartin, Cook or Chef Washington, District of Columbia 2018
Jerry or Jenny J. Jeeps, Plumber Dallas, Texas 2012
Michael or Michelle Anthony, Professor Seattle, Washington 2015
Examples of Previous Props
sunglasses New Hampshire 2009
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
cheese Fargo, North Dakota 2011
broom Denver, Colorado 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
It is what it is. Detroit, Michigan 2008
I don't know why I'm here. Denver, Colorado 2014
I don't know how it got there. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011
Just remember, you didn't hear it from me. Las Vegas, Nevada 2009
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.