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
Robert or Sylvie Dupont, Frenchman or Frenchwoman Providence, Rhode Island 2006
Al or Alana Crofton, relative of a famous person Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
Peter or Penny Knoll, Wheeler Dealer Dallas, Texas 2009
Edward or Emma Bulmer, Tourist Columbus, Ohio 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a laptop San Jose, California 2010
a checkbook Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
a wrapped gift Jackson, Mississippi 2012
a plastic storage box Chicago, Illinois 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
What's the worst that could happen? San Antonio, Texas 2008
It works for me. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
That's liquid gold. Des Moines, Iowa 2014
See. That's what you get. Louisville, Kentucky 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.