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
Art or Arlene Fuller, Loan Officer Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Bert or Bertha George, Gardener Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Duncan or Denise Kerrey, Sales Clerk Chicago, Illinois 2010
Nate or Natalie Wardman, Retired Police Officer Louisville, Kentucky 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a wig Portland, Oregon 2011
Paan Chennai, India 2013
a decorative pin Inland Empire, California 2009
a head of cabbage Buffalo, New York 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
I've got places to be. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
A promise is a promise. Melbourne, Australia 2014
What's the password? Chicago, Illinois 2008
It was a mistake! Johannesburg, South Africa 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.