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
Pearl or Paul Brewster, Blogger Austin, Texas 2009
Trey or Trish Campell, Spokesperson Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
Jake or Jane Clark, Student Jacksonville, Florida 2011
Vic or Vicki Putterman, Environmentalist Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Props
alarm clock Kansas City, Missouri 2011
a photo of Mom and/or Dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
a folding chair New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
a loaf of bread Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
In my opinion, it's perfect. New Hampshire 2014
I'm still waiting for your answer. Louisville, Kentucky 2011
A fák nem nőnek az égig. Budapest, Hungary 2014
What can I say, I don Chicago, Illinois 2006
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.