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
Hilda or Harold Pineda, Elected Official Asheville, North Carolina 2012
Dan or Danielle Steergarten, Plumber Inland Empire, California 2019
Jill or Jason Henlopen, Assistant Dallas, Texas 2014
Lyle or Lynda Sanchez, Trainer San Antonio, Texas 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a stool Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2011
an apple Chicago, Illinois 2009
a lamp Jacksonville, Florida 2010
a trashcan Charlotte, North Carolina 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell me all about it. New York, New York 2012
Why are you looking at me like that? Fargo, North Dakota 2011
It's just like my mother always said. Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
After all this time it still works. San Diego, California 2017
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.