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
Sam or Samantha Tangent, Animal Psychologist Kansas City, Missouri 2011
Chandu or Chandani Reddy, Software Engineer Hyderabad, India 2014
Lenny or Lenora Chavez, Veterinarian Seattle, Washington 2007
Morgan Magoo, Magician Machinima 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a coffee mug New York, New York 2011
an onion Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
a towel Atlanta, Georgia 2013
Bike Pump Boston, Massachusetts 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I wouldn't do that if I were you. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2007
How much money are we talking about? Chicago, Illinois 2009
Just remember what I told you. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2007
Now I've seen everything. Honolulu, Hawaii 2008
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.