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
Ned or Nora Hammond, Photographer Inland Empire, California 2010
Nick or Nancy McCray, Former Star Athlete Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
Lance or Lili Walker, Statistician Melbourne, Australia 2009
Glen or Gwen Hopkins, Substitute Teacher Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a rose Mumbai, India 2010
A pen - قلم Cairo, Egypt 2013
a towel Denver, Colorado 2009
a newspaper Providence, Rhode Island 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
You're not going to believe it. Denver, Colorado 2006
Are you sure about that? Machinima 2009
I see stars. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
It is what it is. Detroit, Michigan 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.