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
Jackson or Jackie Lewis, Athlete Atlanta, Georgia 2012
Sheila or Sherlock Berman, Judge San Jose, California 2010
Maxwell or Madison Feringa, Athlete Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
Louis or Louise Ledbetter, Neighborhood Busybody Baltimore, Maryland 2012
Examples of Previous Props
fast food catsup or mustard packet Miami, Florida 2011
a salami sandwich Aberdeen, United Kingdom 2014
dice Machinima 2013
a button Miami, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Do I know you? Glasgow, United Kingdom 2011
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
That doesn't make any sense. Paducah, Kentucky 2012
Only one problem: nobody believes me. Brisbane, Australia 2007
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.