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
Victor or Virginia Lambe, Illustrator Orlando, Florida 2009
Steve or Stella Fogarty, Electrician Nashville, Tennessee 2007
Arlene or Alan West, Door to Door Salesperson Des Moines, Iowa 2008
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a pencil Richmond, Virginia 2007
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
an egg Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
hair dryer Richmond, Virginia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
What would Elvis do? San Diego, California 2006
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
You remind me of my uncle. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
I love what I do. Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
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.