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
Thierry or Tami Bison, Interior Decorator New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
Duane or Diane Trammell, Puppeteer Saint Louis, Missouri 2012
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Examples of Previous Props
water Machinima 2010
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a weed whacker Dallas, Texas 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
I've been there. You don't want to go. Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
I don't know why I'm here. Denver, Colorado 2014
I guess that's OK. Savannah, Georgia 2014
I have a funny feeling about this. Buffalo, New York 2011
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.