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
Trey or Tracey Beldon, Entrepreneur Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
Sabrina or Stuart Oliver, Architect Toronto, Canada 2009
Reno or Rebecca England, Pyrotechnics Engineer Tampa, Florida 2011
Danial or Danisya Mamat, Salesperson Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a kite Portland, Maine 2011
Ong Bao Singapore 2008
a corkscrew Brisbane, Australia 2012
a ruler Melbourne, Australia 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Wrong. Guess again. Seattle, Washington 2009
I tried it once. I didn Providence, Rhode Island 2006
What were you thinking? Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
Have you ever heard of such a thing? Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
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.