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
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
tochi Nairobi, Kenya 2014
a ring Glasgow, United Kingdom 2011
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
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.