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
Andries or Antoinnette Herman, Street Vendor Durban, South Africa 2013
Alex or Alexis Templeton, Science Teacher Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
Michael or Maggie Charles, Scientist Louisville, Kentucky 2010
Paul or Peg Wiltz, Dishwasher Cleveland, Ohio 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a bagel Paducah, Kentucky 2009
a golf ball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
a balloon Austin, Texas 2010
a ball Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm just not sure about that. Houston, Texas 2009
Now, that's a problem. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2011
I think I just lost my appetite. Fargo, North Dakota 2012
Hey! My Mom gave me that. Los Angeles, California 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.