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
Lance or Lili Walker, Statistician Melbourne, Australia 2009
Anthony or Anya Sakewski, Writer Denver, Colorado 2014
Claude or Claudette Gascomb, Cook Little Rock, Arkansas 2008
Mabel or Matthew Kotik, Gardener New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Examples of Previous Props
vaaka Helsinki, Finland 2008
a box/carton Hyderabad, India 2014
a picture frame Portland, Oregon 2009
a key ring Louisville, Kentucky 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Can you lend me some money? Columbus, Ohio 2008
Is it supposed to look like that? Singapore 2009
Would you like to come up to my place? Albuquerque, New Mexico 2006
I forgot we had this. Albuquerque, New Mexico 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.