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
Jamil or Jamila Al-Aswad, Buisness person Beirut, Lebanon 2012
Simon or Simone Willibaster, Inspector Baltimore, Maryland 2010
Russell or Rhoda Powers, Coach Denver, Colorado 2012
G. Goforth, Competitive Eating Contestant Boston, Massachusetts 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a golf ball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
a beach ball Machinima 2008
an onion Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
a lunch box Johannesburg, South Africa 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Go ahead, walk all over me. Nashville, Tennessee 2006
You're living in a fantasy world. Melbourne, Australia 2008
Try to keep calm. Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2014
I'll show you how. Mumbai, India 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.