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
Jared or Jayla Norris, County Employee Jackson, Mississippi 2014
Ned or Nora Hammond, Photographer Inland Empire, California 2010
Marvin or Melissa Garren, Organic Farmer Paducah, Kentucky 2013
Ray or Ramona Lewis, Captain Glasgow, United Kingdom 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
a dollar bill Houston, Texas 2013
a car part Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
a tablet Orlando, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
You remind me of my uncle. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
Why do you ask? Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Beirut, Lebanon 2014
He's not from around here. Amarillo, Texas 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.