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
Winston or Wilma Weatherbee, Auctioneer Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Ben or Beverly Kingston, Door to Door Salesperson Orlando, Florida 2012
Jeremy or Jenny Thomson, Chemist Melbourne, Australia 2011
Buddy or Belle Edwards, Truck Driver Denver, Colorado 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a barbecue utensil San Jose, California 2013
a stapler Chicago, Illinois 2012
a lemon Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
a key ring Louisville, Kentucky 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
One of these days you're going to realize I'm right. Sydney, Australia 2009
我不是为了这个而来的. Singapore 2014
That's not what my mom told me. Miami, Florida 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.