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
Anelda or Adam Mphela, Door-to-Door Sales Person Johannesburg, South Africa 2012
Sherman or Sharon Brown, Recently Unemployed Houston, Texas 2010
Jason or Jill Myers, Veterinarian Minneapolis, Minnesota 2007
Dr. Dennis or Denice Olsen, Dentist Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a backpack Des Moines, Iowa 2014
a mirror Portland, Oregon 2014
a bucket Austin, Texas 2013
a frozen drink Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Just wait and see. Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
I declare. Chicago, Illinois 2007
I'll show you how. Mumbai, India 2012
Thanks for your help. Thanks a lot. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
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.