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
Gil or Gwen Sargent, Singer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2011
Tony or Toni West, Security Guard Fargo, North Dakota 2007
Hakeem or Hala Ramzy, Spanish Teacher Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014
Andrew or Andrea Loper, Detective Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a bathing suit Tampa, Florida 2010
a tiara Brisbane, Australia 2007
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Where did you go? Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
Go ahead, walk all over me. Nashville, Tennessee 2006
What did you do that for? Jacksonville, Florida 2009
Look out. Here comes Mr. Know-it-all. Chicago, Illinois 2014
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.