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
Gil or Gwen Sargent, Singer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2011
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Michelle or Michael Murray, City Employee Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
Tanner or Tammy Greene, Pharmaceutical Rep Madison, Wisconsin 2012
Examples of Previous Props
lettuce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
salt and pepper shakers Tampa, Florida 2007
a golf ball Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
That's not the way I heard it. San Antonio, Texas 2012
I have no idea. Los Angeles, California 2010
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
When do you want to start? Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
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.