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
Charles or Charlotte Braun, Thief Jacksonville, Florida 2007
Alex or Alice Gomm, County Employee San Diego, California 2007
Dwight or Danette Williams, Party Planner Richmond, Virginia 2010
Paul or Pauline Lee , Professional Singer Singapore 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a chess set Nashville, Tennessee 2010
a bracelet Washington, District of Columbia 2007
a brick Saint Louis, Missouri 2010
earrings Baltimore, Maryland 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
You look nothing like your photograph. Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2013
I have good news and bad news. Columbus, Ohio 2012
Who was that? Dundee, United Kingdom 2012
Okay, I think I got it straight. Portland, Oregon 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.