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
John or Juanita Shold, Tourist Des Moines, Iowa 2007
Fritz or Frieda Sinclair, Gym Teacher Nashville, Tennessee 2012
Meena or Mohan Singh, Government Employee Mumbai, India 2011
Vincent or Vanessa Lowe, Potter Austin, Texas 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped gift Jackson, Mississippi 2012
a golf ball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
a comb Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
teacup and saucer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
There's only one way to know for sure. Columbus, Ohio 2014
It takes one to know one. Portland, Oregon 2012
Well, that certainly changes things. Singapore 2010
She didn't have to be like that. San Jose, California 2013
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.