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
Lefty or Lucy Ellsworth, Professional Athlete Louisville, Kentucky 2014
Danial or Danisya Mamat, Salesperson Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
Benjamin or Bethany Grimes, Professional Organizer New York, New York 2009
Don or Donna Bleshing, Penny Pincher/Tightwad/Cheapskate Orlando, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Props
fire Portland, Maine 2009
a box Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
a Gandhi cap Mumbai, India 2009
a wrench Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
When will she be here? Atlanta, Georgia 2011
That was a good one. Austin, Texas 2008
The book says it is important not to miss this step. Singapore 2013
It makes me want to cry. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 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.