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
Charles or Charlotte Greenwich, Trainer Chicago, Illinois 2012
Ann or Andrew Poplar, Dietician Detroit, Michigan 2008
Lionel or Lucille Denwood, Lecturer Aberdeen, United Kingdom 2014
Ben or Beatrice Clooney, Twin New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a stroller Baltimore, Maryland 2010
a briefcase Houston, Texas 2012
a frisbee Cleveland, Ohio 2013
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell me Richmond, Virginia 2008
I think I've got it Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Yeh toh mera dialogue hai. Mumbai, India 2013
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
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.