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
Marlee or Mark Donnelly, Graphic Designer Denver, Colorado 2011
Oliver or Olivia Masterson, Cyclist/Biker New York, New York 2012
Rikko or Rikky Pardee, music producer Melbourne, Australia 2008
Denise or David Stott, Athletic Coach Los Angeles, California 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a billiard ball Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
a frisbee Cleveland, Ohio 2013
apples Denver, Colorado 2013
mobile phone Sydney, Australia 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Just leave me alone. Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Everything is going to change--starting now. Seattle, Washington 2007
I asked you not to do that. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2014
What time do you get off? Seattle, Washington 2008
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.