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
Danny or Denise Thompson, Wine Expert London, United Kingdom 2008
Chris or Christina Samuels, Musician Des Moines, Iowa 2012
Zach or Zinnia Needham, Takeout Delivery Person Austin, Texas 2008
Adel - عادل or Ayda - عايدة Hammam - حمام, Psychic - متنبئ Cairo, Egypt 2013
Examples of Previous Props
headphones Cleveland, Ohio 2011
a checkbook Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
a ring Glasgow, United Kingdom 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
One question: Why should I? Jacksonville, Florida 2013
I'll go back and check. San Antonio, Texas 2009
I have a funny feeling about this. Buffalo, New York 2011
What the hell is this? Cincinnati, Ohio 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.