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
Dan or Dana Crocker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Tim or Tilda Tanner, Forensic Investigator Inland Empire, California 2009
Rajat Khanna or Rama Khanna, Teacher New Delhi, India 2012
Adiba or Adil Ravinder, Writer Hyderabad, India 2012
Examples of Previous Props
wetwipes Singapore 2012
a ticket San Diego, California 2011
a balloon Austin, Texas 2010
something with feathers Richmond, Virginia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Somebody has to take out the garbage. Indianapolis, Indiana 2014
I hope it isn't swine flu. London, United Kingdom 2009
I would prefer not to. Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Let's not do this today. New Delhi, India 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.