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
Alex or Alexa Berbrick, Inspector Washington, District of Columbia 2013
Rob or Rhonda Ward, Club President Inland Empire, California 2014
Lionel or Lucille Denwood, Lecturer Aberdeen, United Kingdom 2014
Leo or Linda Garren, Bank Manager Saint Louis, Missouri 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a portable music player Minneapolis, Minnesota 2007
Light Bulb Toronto, Canada 2008
a ruler Melbourne, Australia 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Do you have what it takes? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2008
What can I do to help? Buffalo, New York 2012
You must be joking! Mumbai, India 2010
You look nothing like your photograph. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 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.