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
Jonathan or Janice Simon, Professor Tampa, Florida 2012
Andrea or Andrew Jiblox, Bride or Groom Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
The Fox or The Vixen , Professional Pick-Pocket Brisbane, Australia 2012
Anthony or Anna Loomis, Reporter Hampton Roads, Virginia 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
a power cord Paducah, Kentucky 2014
mobile phone Sydney, Australia 2012
a photo of mom Louisville, Kentucky 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
What do you want to do? Savannah, Georgia 2012
Try this. It's very relaxing. New York, New York 2014
I've been there. You don't want to go. Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
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.