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
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Nawal or Nooh Salameh, Waiter/Waitress Amman, Jordan 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a passport Louisville, Kentucky 2011
a dustpan Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2012
Ong Bao Singapore 2008
a digital camera Sydney, Australia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
How did you figure it out? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
Let's call it a day. Des Moines, Iowa 2013
That's not the only thing I've got in my pocket. Brisbane, Australia 2013
Only one problem: nobody believes me. Brisbane, Australia 2007
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.