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
Ann or Alan Knight, Transit Company Employee Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Michelle or Michael Murray, City Employee Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
Ned or Nora Hammond, Photographer Inland Empire, California 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a Gandhi cap Mumbai, India 2009
a wig Portland, Oregon 2011
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
a car part Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
What would Elvis do? San Diego, California 2006
There's nothing to it. London, United Kingdom 2013
I have no idea. Los Angeles, California 2010
That's not the way I heard it. San Antonio, Texas 2012
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.