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
Langa or Lungi Oliphant, Conservationist Cape Town, South Africa 2012
Doug or Daphne Whyte, Fundraiser Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
Victor or Virginia Lambe, Illustrator Orlando, Florida 2009
Gus or Gloria Lorenz, Trade Expert San Francisco, California 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a tie Seattle, Washington 2009
an egg carton Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
a crayon San Diego, California 2009
a photo of Mom and/or Dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
You gonna learn. Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Give me some kind of sign. San Jose, California 2011
I hope it isn't swine flu. London, United Kingdom 2009
You can do better than that! Chennai, India 2013
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.