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
Slick or Stella Sneed, Washed-Up Rock Star Savannah, Georgia 2013
a bai or a maid or domestic help Mumbai, India 2009
Tony or Toni West, Security Guard Fargo, North Dakota 2007
Willie or Wilma Brown, Builder Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a towel - منشفة Amman, Jordan 2012
a backpack Des Moines, Iowa 2014
a tomato Portland, Maine 2010
an egg Cincinnati, Ohio 2006
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't understand what you said." or "I do not understand what you said. Gaborone, Botswana 2014
Nevermind. I'll ask someone else. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2012
I don't care. You decide. Los Angeles, California 2013
If you only knew, if you only knew. Orlando, Florida 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.