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
Denny or Denise Murray, Recruiter Washington, District of Columbia 2012
Hadley Jones, Door to Door Missionary Brisbane, Australia 2008
Bradley or Brenda Oliver, Vice President Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
Sherman or Sharon Woods, Administrative Assistant Denver, Colorado 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
A screwdriver Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2009
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
a portable music player Minneapolis, Minnesota 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Ag, no man! Cape Town, South Africa 2012
This is for you. Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
That's not what my mom told me. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2013
There's only one way to know for sure. Columbus, Ohio 2014
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.