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
Justin or Judi Sorrento, former circus performer Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
Derek or Donna Stonebarger, Soccer Fan Providence, Rhode Island 2014
Mac or Margaret McCarthy, Interpreter San Diego, California 2013
Art or Arlene Fuller, Loan Officer Phoenix, Arizona 2008
Examples of Previous Props
scissors Fargo, North Dakota 2008
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
a hula hoop Baltimore, Maryland 2011
a pair of pliers Nashville, Tennessee 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
You know, I was thinking the same thing. Baltimore, Maryland 2008
Forget it. I already have. San Francisco, California 2008
There's nothing to it. London, United Kingdom 2013
A promise is a promise. Melbourne, Australia 2014
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.