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
Lloyd or Laura Flowers, Gambler Paducah, Kentucky 2011
Dan or Dana Crocker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Luke or Laura Brown, President of a Non-Profit Organization Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
a ruler Melbourne, Australia 2014
an empty jar Glasgow, United Kingdom 2014
a regular telephone Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
I expect you to be prompt Seattle, Washington 2006
We really need to work this out. Des Moines, Iowa 2006
Is that the best you Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2008
Please be careful. That's the last one. Detroit, Michigan 2013
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.