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
Pete or Peggy Wiltz, Architect Richmond, Virginia 2014
Louis or Lulu Porter, Antiques Dealer Inland Empire, California 2008
Kagiso or Kainda Dube, Painter Gaborone, Botswana 2014
Don or Dawn August, PR Specialist San Jose, California 2007
Examples of Previous Props
lipstick or chapstick New York, New York 2014
a string instrument New York, New York 2008
auto part Providence, Rhode Island 2012
a family heirloom Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
What's in the bag? I'm hungry. Dallas, Texas 2013
Hold on, let me write that down. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
Just give her time to figure it out. Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Okay, tell me, what is the problem now? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
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.