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
Mike or Michaela Bingley, Toy Salesperson Toronto, Canada 2008
Jason or Julie Whittaker, Camp Counselor Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2007
Jeffrey or Jill Scot, Former Olympic Athlete Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a broom Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
tissue paper / paper napkin New Delhi, India 2014
strawberries Greensboro, North Carolina 2013
a lucky charm Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I didn't see that coming. Boston, Massachusetts 2011
I expect you to be prompt Seattle, Washington 2006
I'm fixing to get started. Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
Do I know you? Memphis, Tennessee 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.