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
Chetan or Chitra Pal, Musician Mumbai, India 2012
Hector or Helen DeMartini, Philanthropist Memphis, Tennessee 2014
Roy or Rachel Schwarz, Quality Control Expert Portland, Oregon 2007
Kagiso or Kainda Dube, Painter Gaborone, Botswana 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a lunch box Johannesburg, South Africa 2012
a glass Kansas City, Missouri 2010
a brick Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
an envelope Washington, District of Columbia 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
I thought I would never say this. Melbourne, Australia 2011
Do you realize what you're asking me to do? Paducah, Kentucky 2009
Tell me about it. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
I'll show you how. Mumbai, India 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.