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
Brad or Brenda Billups, Treasurer Fargo, North Dakota 2008
Roy or Rachel Schwarz, Quality Control Expert Portland, Oregon 2007
Sharon or Sherman Shatternick, Artist Portland, Maine 2012
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a bell Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
a knife Mumbai, India 2012
a snow globe San Francisco, California 2013
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Please forgive me. It won't happen again. Buffalo, New York 2008
Sometimes we need to clean our own mess. Mumbai, India 2014
I saw one of those yesterday. San Diego, California 2014
That's not what I meant. San Diego, California 2009
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.