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
Ray or Ramona Lewis, Captain Glasgow, United Kingdom 2012
Art or Arlene Fuller, Loan Officer Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Alex or Alexa Berbrick, Inspector Washington, District of Columbia 2013
Sam or Samantha Tuomi, Caterer Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a towel - منشفة Amman, Jordan 2012
a watch Providence, Rhode Island 2006
toilet paper Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
a pie Denver, Colorado 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Is it supposed to look like that? Singapore 2009
I'd prefer not to. Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Close your eyes. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
Never mind. Gaborone, Botswana 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.