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
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Paul or Paula Sweeney, Substitute Teacher Saint Louis, Missouri 2013
Kenny or Kendra May, Retired Musician Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
Andy or Anne Stirling, Journalist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a chair San Diego, California 2010
a billiard ball Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
a salt shaker Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2011
a bandage Phoenix, Arizona 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
When do you expect her? New York, New York 2013
What's the worst that could happen? San Antonio, Texas 2008
I think I just lost my appetite. Fargo, North Dakota 2012
You know what they say. Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
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.