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
Anthony or Anya Sakewski, Writer Denver, Colorado 2014
Dear Albert or Dear Alice, Advice Columnist Providence, Rhode Island 2012
Josh or Jocelyn Accrodo, Barista Inland Empire, California 2013
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a wet sponge Cape Town, South Africa 2014
a mask Houston, Texas 2014
a suitcase Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Do I look like a computer? Orlando, Florida 2011
You need help. Providence, Rhode Island 2010
We are all in the same boat." or We're all in the same boat." /// احنا في الهوا سوا Cairo, Egypt 2014
Can I get a little peace and quiet? Las Vegas, Nevada 2008
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.