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
Scott or Sarah Morton, Assistant Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
Lucas or Linda Bailey, Promotional Products Salesperson Columbus, Ohio 2008
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Joe or Josephine O'Kane, Commissioner San Jose, California 2012
Examples of Previous Props
bouquet of flowers New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
a paint brush Chicago, Illinois 2014
a remote control Chicago, Illinois 2013
a sign Denver, Colorado 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
You know, I was thinking the same thing. Baltimore, Maryland 2008
I better not see this on facebook. Chicago, Illinois 2011
There’s another way to do it, you know. Melbourne, Australia 2013
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.