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
Nathan or Nathalie Brown, Backpacker Denver, Colorado 2009
Carl or Carla Ross, Plumber Des Moines, Iowa 2010
Mabel or Matthew Kotik, Gardener New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Len or Lynn Pellaton, Factory Worker Cincinnati, Ohio 2009
Examples of Previous Props
water Machinima 2010
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
When are you going to get it together? Seattle, Washington 2011
Do you believe her? Denver, Colorado 2008
I have good news and bad news. Columbus, Ohio 2012
When will she be back? Hampton Roads, Virginia 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.