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
Muthu or Malli K., Flower Seller Chennai, India 2013
Joe or Josie Beeble, Construction Worker San Diego, California 2008
Victor or Virginia Chesterfield, Hedge Fund Manager Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
Tom or Tia LeBlanc, Tailor New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a big pink eraser Houston, Texas 2007
tweezers San Diego, California 2008
a tape measure Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
When you say it like that, it's crystal clear. Tampa, Florida 2009
How did you know I was here? Austin, Texas 2007
Okay, I think I got it straight. Portland, Oregon 2008
I didn Toronto, Canada 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.