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
Dear Albert or Dear Alice, Advice Columnist Providence, Rhode Island 2012
Vanessa or Victor Black, Musician Las Vegas, Nevada 2011
Thomas or Tammy Cox, Motivational Speaker Melbourne, Australia 2014
Your Majesty or Your Highness, King or Queen Brisbane, Australia 2009
Examples of Previous Props
alarm clock Kansas City, Missouri 2011
lettuce Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2010
a flag Baltimore, Maryland 2007
a scale Boston, Massachusetts 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
You're making a big mistake. Boston, Massachusetts 2012
Well, that certainly changes things. Singapore 2010
Do you believe her? Denver, Colorado 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.