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
Tom or Tina Percival, Historian Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
Liam or Leanne Butler, Painter Detroit, Michigan 2009
John or Judi Simon, Parent Savannah, Georgia 2012
Andy or Annie Benoit, Plumber Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a photo Hampton Roads, Virginia 2014
a paint brush Chicago, Illinois 2014
Sleeping Bag Seattle, Washington 2006
a digital camera Sydney, Australia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
You must be joking! Mumbai, India 2010
Please be careful. That's the last one. Detroit, Michigan 2013
Is that the best you Edinburgh, United Kingdom 2008
I can't remember everything. Baltimore, Maryland 2007
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.