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
Louis or Louise Ledbetter, Neighborhood Busybody Baltimore, Maryland 2012
Vincent or Vanessa Lowe, Potter Austin, Texas 2010
Paul or Pearl Duncan, Driver Nashville, Tennessee 2011
Suraj Prakash/Savitri Prakash, Call Center Executive Mumbai, India 2008
Examples of Previous Props
recycling bin or recycling basket Orlando, Florida 2011
a can opener Des Moines, Iowa 2009
a wig Portland, Oregon 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
There is only one way to know for sure. Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
Even if I knew, I wouldn't tell you. Austin, Texas 2012
I'll be right back. Dallas, Texas 2012
I never thought about it that way. Austin, Texas 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.