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
Your Majesty or Your Highness, King or Queen Brisbane, Australia 2009
Glen or Gwen Hopkins, Substitute Teacher Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
Chrispian or Christine Woods, Flight Attendant Toronto, Canada 2011
Mac or Meg McGill, Explorer Portland, Oregon 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a check Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
a wagon Nashville, Tennessee 2006
a broken watch Brisbane, Australia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
What do you mean? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Where did you get it?" Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2011
When you come up with something good, let me know. Boston, Massachusetts 2007
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.