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
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Riley Tompkins, Teacher Washington, District of Columbia 2011
Chris or Christy Smith, Whistle Blower Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
Examples of Previous Props
koszos fogkefe Budapest, Hungary 2014
watermelon - whole, a piece, or any form Nashville, Tennessee 2013
a bone London, United Kingdom 2010
a box Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I need to borrow some money. Austin, Texas 2014
I'll go back and check. San Antonio, Texas 2009
Mama told me not to come. Detroit, Michigan 2012
Can you tell me what this is? Charlotte, North Carolina 2014
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.