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
Mickey or Michelle Sellers, Criminal New York, New York 2011
Justin or Judi Sorrento, former circus performer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
Shekhar or Shikha Sharma, Fashion Designer Mumbai, India 2013
Earl or Ellen Frickle, Chair of a Board of Directors Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Props
wetwipes Singapore 2012
a sign Albuquerque, New Mexico 2007
a rolling chair Las Vegas, Nevada 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I love Delhi. New Delhi, India 2011
Would you like to come up to my place? Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006
There must be something in your ear. Seattle, Washington 2013
I don't know where it came from. Brisbane, Australia 2006
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.