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
Nandi or Neil Msimang, Stylist Cape Town, South Africa 2013
Antal or Anita Szaladják, Személyi Edző Budapest, Hungary 2014
Paul or Pauline Lee , Professional Singer Singapore 2012
Claude or Claudia Ramos, Repair Person Miami, Florida 2012
Examples of Previous Props
teacup and saucer Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2007
a photo of mom Louisville, Kentucky 2010
a folding chair New Orleans, Louisiana 2010
a birthday candle Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
Keep that thing away from me. San Diego, California 2007
I wish I knew. Providence, Rhode Island 2013
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.