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
Rosemary or Roger Lanvin, Baker Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
Marvin or Melissa Garren, Organic Farmer Paducah, Kentucky 2013
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Jill or Jason Henlopen, Assistant Dallas, Texas 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a basketball Cleveland, Ohio 2017
an egg carton Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
fake money Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
A painting Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
She was supposed to be here by now. Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
You know what they say. Paducah, Kentucky 2011
When do you need it? Dallas, Texas 2011
Yes! I mean, I hope so. Boston, Massachusetts 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.