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
Tariq or Tasnim Abraham, Doctor Durban, South Africa 2014
Ned or Nora Hammond, Photographer Inland Empire, California 2010
Joe or Josie Beeble, Construction Worker San Diego, California 2008
Lyle or Lora Engdahl, Writer Chicago, Illinois 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a mug Buffalo, New York 2010
a frozen drink Atlanta, Georgia 2008
a fish Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
a wrapped present San Antonio, Texas 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
What have you done for me lately? Cincinnati, Ohio 2012
I don Tampa, Florida 2007
It is what it is. Detroit, Michigan 2008
I declare. Chicago, Illinois 2007
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.