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
Mike or Marie Martin, Travel Agent Atlanta, Georgia 2007
Sid or Susan Dionne, Restaurant Owner Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Bobby or Betty Bulmer, Farmer/Gardener Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
Alex or Ally Fermoy, Guitarist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a marker Austin, Texas 2012
a family heirloom Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
a canteloupe New Hampshire 2013
an apple Singapore 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"In this world there's two kinds of people." Dijon, France 2013
"I expect you to be prompt." Toronto, Canada 2009
"I'm not talking to you." Indianapolis, Indiana 2009
"It's not what you think it is." Saint Louis, Missouri 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.