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
Mike or Michelle Madigan, Chemist Chicago, Illinois 2013
Lance or Lili Walker, Statistician Melbourne, Australia 2009
Rikko or Rikky Pardee, music producer Melbourne, Australia 2008
Todd or Tina Daubert, Wine Connoisseur Jacksonville, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a picture frame Portland, Oregon 2009
automotive part New Haven, Connecticut 2011
a marker Austin, Texas 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Chal hat yaar, dimag ki dahi mat kar. Mumbai, India 2008
Do you have what it takes? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008
Perhaps you'd like to rephrase that. San Jose, California 2012
Well, that certainly changes things. Singapore 2010
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.