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
Victor or Virginia Lambe, Illustrator Orlando, Florida 2009
Bob or Bobbi West, Babysitter Buffalo, New York 2011
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Deborah or Donald Gordon, Celebrity Chef Kansas City, Missouri 2013
Examples of Previous Props
an automobile part Nashville, Tennessee 2007
a mirror Portland, Oregon 2014
a photo Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
a dustpan Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I'll be glad when he's gone. Washington, District of Columbia 2008
When you come up with something good, let me know. Boston, Massachusetts 2007
Sometimes you feel like letting loose. Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Should we leave it like this? London, United Kingdom 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.