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
Chandu or Chandani Reddy, Software Engineer Hyderabad, India 2014
Ira or Irene Livingston, Dishwasher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
Vic or Vicki Putterman, Environmentalist Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Jarod or Janice Puller, Officer Houston, Texas 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a water bottle Fargo, North Dakota 2007
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
a bone London, United Kingdom 2010
a cushion London, United Kingdom 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Open the door. Des Moines, Iowa 2011
What do you want to do? Savannah, Georgia 2012
My doctor says I'm not supposed to do that. Brisbane, Australia 2012
Scratch my back and I'll scratch yours. Beirut, Lebanon 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.