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
Luke or Laura Brown, President of a Non-Profit Organization Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
John or Joyce Jansen, Investigator San Diego, California 2014
Tam or Tammie Gordon, Poet Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
Reginald or Regina H. Higginbotham, Diplomat Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Examples of Previous Props
an iron Portland, Oregon 2012
a frisbee Cleveland, Ohio 2013
a piece from a board game San Jose, California 2009
fire Portland, Maine 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Let's call it a day. Des Moines, Iowa 2013
My brother had one just like that. Nashville, Tennessee 2008
Yeh toh mera dialogue hai. Mumbai, India 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.