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
Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
David or Denise Landeryou, School Principal Atlanta, Georgia 2010
Darshan or Disha Pandey, Real Estate Agent New Delhi, India 2014
Trevor or Tina DuMonde, Racer Portland, Oregon 2014
Examples of Previous Props
Scarf New Hampshire 2012
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a suitcase Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
That was the best ever. Portland, Maine 2009
You can ask her yourself. Richmond, Virginia 2009
My motto? Mind your own business. Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
What did he say? Tell me. Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
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.