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
Rita or Rick Hernandez, Doctor San Diego, California 2010
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac Austin, Texas 2012
Max or Marie Otterbein, Waiter/Waitress New Hampshire 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a piece of chalk Sydney, Australia 2011
a notebook Cleveland, Ohio 2007
a trophy New York, New York 2013
a mask Albuquerque, New Mexico 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
That's liquid gold. Des Moines, Iowa 2014
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
Its become like a zucchini." -- بأت كوسى Cairo, Egypt 2012
That's not how I would have handled it. Baltimore, Maryland 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.