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
Al or Alana Crofton, relative of a famous person Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
Muthu or Mala Maniam, Politician Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012
Danial or Danisya Mamat, Salesperson Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
Seth or Sarah Washington, Driver Inland Empire, California 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a scale Boston, Massachusetts 2010
a mug Chicago, Illinois 2010
paint San Antonio, Texas 2008
something with the number 10 on it Portland, Oregon 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I know a thing or two. New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
You've got to earn it. San Jose, California 2010
Where the bloody hell are you, mate? Melbourne, Australia 2009
What have you done for me lately? Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
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.