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
Vanessa or Victor Black, Musician Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Mykal or Mykala Jonas, Slick Sales Person Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
Laura or Laurence Schlecht, Event Planner New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Jacob or Janice Simon, Instructor Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
Examples of Previous Props
strawberries Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
dice Machinima 2013
automotive part New Haven, Connecticut 2011
a glass Kansas City, Missouri 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I'd like to see you try. New Haven, Connecticut 2013
He said he would be right back. New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Why didn't you tell me earlier. Orlando, Florida 2014
Hey! My Mom gave me that. Los Angeles, California 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.