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
Manoj or Malini Srivastav, Entrepreneur Mumbai, India 2014
Dani or Deema Murad, Event Planner Beirut, Lebanon 2013
Declan or Deirdre Cohalan, Designer Dublin, Ireland 2013
Vic or Vicki Putterman, Environmentalist Asheville, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a canteloupe New Hampshire 2013
a star Machinima 2012
an extension cord Columbus, Ohio 2013
alarm clock Kansas City, Missouri 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I thought I would never say this. Melbourne, Australia 2011
That was smooth as butter. Madison, Wisconsin 2007
How do I look? Richmond, Virginia 2010
If at first you don't succeed...you know the rest. Des Moines, Iowa 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.