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
Joe or Joanne Murphy, Phys. Ed Teacher Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Kenny or Kendra May, Retired Musician Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
Jack or Jacqueline Robertson, Life Coach Dundee, United Kingdom 2012
Diego or Delores Florio, Tourism Worker Tampa, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a salt shaker Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2011
a marker Austin, Texas 2012
a mattress Tampa, Florida 2009
an egg carton Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
You look very familiar. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
I'm not at all surprised. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
Eventually I would have figured it out. London, United Kingdom 2014
Have you ever seen anything like it? Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
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.