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
Jamil or Jamila Al-Aswad, Buisness person Beirut, Lebanon 2012
Laura or Lee Stephens, electric company employee Albuquerque, New Mexico 2011
Jeff or Jenny Ledbetter, Elementary School Teacher Chicago, Illinois 2014
Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Examples of Previous Props
Orange tooth-brush Brisbane, Australia 2006
salt and pepper shakers Tampa, Florida 2007
a piece from a board game San Jose, California 2009
a key ring Louisville, Kentucky 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't have a clue. San Francisco, California 2012
What can I say? It's the best. San Francisco, California 2014
Try doing it backwards. Glasgow, United Kingdom 2013
I love Delhi. New Delhi, India 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.