Required Elements How It Works

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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Charles or Charlene Brennan, Dog Walker Phoenix, Arizona 2007

Sharief or Nadia Younes, Singer - مغني او مغنية Cairo, Egypt 2012

Phil or Phylis Santos, Efficiency Expert Las Vegas, Nevada 2013

Jamil or Jamila Al-Aswad, Buisness person Beirut, Lebanon 2012


Examples of Previous Props

a $50 dollar bill Sydney, Australia 2013

a wrapped gift Toronto, Canada 2009


Examples of Previous Lines

What do you mean? Miami, Florida 2010

My doctor says I'm not supposed to do that. Brisbane, Australia 2012

Do you want to trade places? Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2013

Do you think you can do that again? Washington, District of Columbia 2010

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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