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
Mykal or Mykala Jonas, Slick Sales Person Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
Brian or Brianna Chaddington, Physical Therapist Dallas, Texas 2018
Frank or Frankie Riordan, Student Kansas City, Missouri 2015
Fritz or Frieda Sinclair, Gym Teacher Nashville, Tennessee 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a milkshake Cincinnati, Ohio 2019
house plant Baltimore, Maryland 2019
A towel Providence, Rhode Island 2018
an egg Hampton Roads, Virginia 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
What the hell is this? Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
"I'll have it ready by tomorrow." OR "I will have it ready by tomorrow." Detroit, Michigan 2018
"Sorry, the answer is no." Washington, District of Columbia 2017
I know a thing or two. New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
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.