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
Roy or Rachel Schwarz, Quality Control Expert Portland, Oregon 2007
Jeffrey or Jill Scot, Former Olympic Athlete Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
David or Denise Landeryou, School Principal Atlanta, Georgia 2010
Slick or Stella Sneed, Washed-Up Rock Star Savannah, Georgia 2013
Examples of Previous Props
marshmallow San Diego, California 2014
recycling bin or recycling basket Orlando, Florida 2011
watermelon - whole, a piece, or any form Nashville, Tennessee 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Hum toh bus austerity ke maare hain." or "We are all suffering from austerity drive. Mumbai, India 2009
I don't know where it came from. Brisbane, Australia 2006
One of these days you're going to realize I'm right. Sydney, Australia 2009
She was supposed to be here by now. Greensboro, North Carolina 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.