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
Rob or Robina Hatch, Security Consultant Nashville, Tennessee 2008
Samuel or Samantha Khumalo, Chef Johannesburg, South Africa 2011
Tom or Thea Quimby, Gossip Boston, Massachusetts 2007
Denny or Denise Murray, Recruiter Washington, District of Columbia 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a folding chair New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
a tape measure Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
tape measure Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2014
earrings Baltimore, Maryland 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Bencilah buat ni, kenapa tak buat awal-awal? Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012
That's it. Take it or leave it." Madison, Wisconsin 2014
You better double check. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.