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
James or Jamesina Main, Psychotherapist Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2014
Todd or Tina Daubert, Wine Connoisseur Jacksonville, Florida 2010
Russ or Rita Reklaw , Advice Columnist Indianapolis, Indiana 2014
Dan or Danielle Frost, Locksmith Madison, Wisconsin 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a basket Jacksonville, Florida 2008
a mask Albuquerque, New Mexico 2011
a marshmallow Des Moines, Iowa 2011
a mattress Tampa, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Watch and learn. Madison, Wisconsin 2012
Do you have any questions? San Francisco, California 2011
There’s another way to do it, you know. Melbourne, Australia 2013
Hold on, let me write that down. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.