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
Zacharieha or Zelfa Sultan, Human Encyclopedia Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2011
Victor or Virginia Lambe, Illustrator Orlando, Florida 2009
Thomas or Tammy Cox, Motivational Speaker Melbourne, Australia 2014
Adel - عادل or Ayda - عايدة Hammam - حمام, Psychic - متنبئ Cairo, Egypt 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a photo Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
something with the number 10 on it Portland, Oregon 2013
a hairdryer Tampa, Florida 2008
a diary Boston, Massachusetts 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Holy crap! Did that really just happen? Seattle, Washington 2012
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
What are you planning to do with that? Aberdeen, United Kingdom 2014
Hug me close and call me Greensboro, North Carolina 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.