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
Hani or Hind Khalaf, Nutritionist Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2012
Allen or Annie Smithee, Scientist Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2014
Walt or Wendy Abrams, Boat Owner Orlando, Florida 2008
James or Jenny Crawford, Librarian Chicago, Illinois 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an onion Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
bubble wrap Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
a bottle of wine Dallas, Texas 2010
a rake Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Have you been here before? Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012
You just don't get it, do you? Machinima 2013
Just leave me alone. Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Give me that. You don't know how to use it. Salt Lake City, Utah 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.