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
Kamau or Katherine Njenga, Chef Nairobi, Kenya 2014
Mary or Matthew Phillips, Award Winning Gardener Columbus, Ohio 2014
Becky or Morgan Frank, Writer Columbus, Ohio 2009
Don or Dawn Denver, "Self Help" Author Cleveland, Ohio 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
a laptop San Jose, California 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell me what you know. Buffalo, New York 2010
Okay, I think I got it straight. Portland, Oregon 2008
Believe me, it's worth it. Boston, Massachusetts 2013
I know you think I'm being dramatic. Toronto, Canada 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.