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
Jake or Jane Gravenstein, Wellness Practitioner Portland, Oregon 2008
Michelle or Michael Murray, City Employee Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
Ted or Tina Fleming, Doctor Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
Dennis or Denise Smith, Assistant Columbus, Ohio 2013
Examples of Previous Props
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
a chess set Nashville, Tennessee 2010
A pen - قلم Cairo, Egypt 2013
a trophy New York, New York 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
I never thought about it that way. Austin, Texas 2009
Only one problem: nobody believes me. Brisbane, Australia 2007
A promise is a promise. Melbourne, Australia 2014
That was smooth as butter. Madison, Wisconsin 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.