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
Simon or Simone Turkana, Realtor Savannah, Georgia 2010
Marvin or Melissa Garren, Organic Farmer Paducah, Kentucky 2013
Claude or Claudette Gascomb, Cook Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Sabrina or Stuart Oliver, Architect Toronto, Canada 2009
Examples of Previous Props
lipstick or chapstick New York, New York 2014
playing cards Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
a magnifying glass Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
Business Card San Francisco, California 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
I owe you an apology. Houston, Texas 2011
It's BYOB, so you know what that means. Austin, Texas 2013
If at first you don't succeed...you know the rest. Des Moines, Iowa 2007
I looked at it a long time before I saw it. Portland, Oregon 2014
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.