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
Meg or Miles Madigan, Magician Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
Gary or Gretta Greenberg, TV News Person San Diego, California 2012
Al or Amy Cordova, Circus Performer Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
Cliff or Claire Finley, Waiter/Waitress Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped present Los Angeles, California 2013
selipar jepun Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012
a fish Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
a straw Denver, Colorado 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell me what's on your mind. Inland Empire, California 2009
I think I've got it Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Forget everything I just said. Madison, Wisconsin 2013
It's been a long, long time. New Hampshire 2012
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.