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
Rachel or Raymond Chentoe, Cook Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
Mr. or Mrs. Danoff, Substitute Teacher Columbus, Ohio 2011
Reno or Rebecca England, Pyrotechnics Engineer Tampa, Florida 2011
Ross or Rose Gillen, Upholsterer/Furniture Maker San Antonio, Texas 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a stroller Baltimore, Maryland 2010
mobile phone Sydney, Australia 2012
a lightbulb Houston, Texas 2008
a rake Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
Let's keep it in the group. Denver, Colorado 2012
I think I've got it Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Do what you want to do. New York, New York 2011
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.