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
Dan or Danielle Sagan, Debt Collector San Francisco, California 2011
Joe or Joanne Taylor, Nightshift Worker Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
Grant or Gretta Parchley, Former Reality Show Contestant Santa Rosa, California 2013
Jason or Janice Strawberry, Realtor Detroit, Michigan 2010
Examples of Previous Props
an urn or container with a deceased's ashes Chicago, Illinois 2008
Still Camera--cell phone NOT acceptable Mumbai, India 2014
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
Bike Pump Boston, Massachusetts 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
You are not going to believe what happened. San Francisco, California 2010
Its become like a zucchini." -- بأت كوسى Cairo, Egypt 2012
Where do you want to meet? Madison, Wisconsin 2011
The whole thing was a mess. Kansas City, Missouri 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.