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
Sheila or Sherlock Berman, Judge San Jose, California 2010
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Joseph or Joanne Wilmers, Photographer Fargo, North Dakota 2011
Nandi or Neil Msimang, Stylist Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a shopping bag Saint Louis, Missouri 2006
paint San Antonio, Texas 2008
selipar jepun Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012
a fishing rod Austin, Texas 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
If you need anything, don't call me. Toronto, Canada 2014
Let's just say it's not my favorite. Buffalo, New York 2013
The whole thing was a mess. Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Your eyes are telling a different story. Orlando, Florida 2009
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.