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 Natalie Brazil, kleptomaniac Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
Ted or Tina Fleming, Doctor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
Mia or Miles Gonzales, Human Resources Coordinator Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
Examples of Previous Props
A Clock Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
powdered sugar Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
an automobile part Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
I know a place. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2017
Oh, you're so smart. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
You get what you pay for. Albuquerque, New Mexico 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.