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
Ann or Andrew Poplar, Dietician Detroit, Michigan 2008
Joe or Joanne Murphy, Phys. Ed Teacher Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Alexis or Alan Fleming, Long Distance Runner New Hampshire 2014
Johnny or Joanne Miler, CEO New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a $50 dollar bill Sydney, Australia 2013
a lunch box Johannesburg, South Africa 2012
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a canteloupe New Hampshire 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I didn Toronto, Canada 2008
Please tell me that's not what I think it is. Los Angeles, California 2011
I don't trust her. Asheville, North Carolina 2013
Try it. What have you got to lose? New Orleans, Louisiana 2011
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.