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
Matthew or Marilyn Perifano, Teacher San Francisco, California 2013
Rosemary or Roger Lanvin, Baker Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
Ray or Rae Roberts, Handyman or Handywoman Madison, Wisconsin 2007
Alex or Alexis Filbert, Champion Los Angeles, California 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a folding chair New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
A screwdriver Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
a string instrument New York, New York 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm not at all surprised. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
You better double check. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
A promise is a promise. Melbourne, Australia 2014
Hold on a minute. What's your hurry? Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
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.