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
Alex or Ashley Mahoney. Tour Guide San Francisco, California 2014
Rob or Rhonda Ward, door to door salesperson Lynchburg, Virginia 2014
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Kit or Kitty Young, Collector Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a purple object Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
a keyboard Los Angeles, California 2010
a frozen drink Atlanta, Georgia 2008
a jar Des Moines, Iowa 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
Just give her time to figure it out. Baltimore, Maryland 2006
If you must know, my father told me. New York, New York 2007
Who came up with that? Des Moines, Iowa 2010
I can't believe you said that. Seattle, Washington 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.