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
Chuck or Chelsea Raynal, Printer Asheville, North Carolina 2008
Jacob or Jasmine Alexander, Chef or Cook Houston, Texas 2012
Julio or Julia Gutierrez, Profesor Barcelona, Spain 2012
Frank or Frieda Gilroy, Waiter/Waitress Houston, Texas 2008
Examples of Previous Props
an orange Seattle, Washington 2010
a football Rotterdam, Netherlands 2012
a bunch of keys Nairobi, Kenya 2013
hair dryer Richmond, Virginia 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"That's what I want to know." Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2012
"You expect me to believe that?" Johannesburg, South Africa 2011
"Life wasn't meant to be easy." Sydney, Australia 2008
"Quit your havering." Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2011
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.