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
Mr. or Ms. Moran, Substitute Teacher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
Mayo or Maggie Logan, Chef San Francisco, California 2007
Kit or Kitty Young, Collector Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2012
Greg or Gretta Calhoun, Architect Des Moines, Iowa 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a key chain Buffalo, New York 2007
earrings Baltimore, Maryland 2008
nail clippers Portland, Oregon 2006
a towel Denver, Colorado 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
See. That's what you get. Louisville, Kentucky 2007
Try doing it backwards. Glasgow, United Kingdom 2013
What has that got to do with anything? Cleveland, Ohio 2008
Snel, verstop je onder het bureau! Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2013
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.