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
Kamau or Katherine Njenga, Chef Nairobi, Kenya 2014
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Tom or Tina Tuckerbee, Senator Nashville, Tennessee 2013
Danae or Daniel Magalees, Writer Paducah, Kentucky 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a photo Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
a tape measure Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
a magnifying glass Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Are you sure about that? Machinima 2009
There's no way that's gonna work. Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
When do you expect her? Inland Empire, California 2011
What's it to you, pal? Des Moines, Iowa 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.