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
Pat Dobson, Arborist Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom 2010
Kenny or Kendra May, Retired Musician Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
Rob or Rhonda Ward, door to door salesperson Lynchburg, Virginia 2014
Chris or Christy Smith, Whistle Blower Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2010
Examples of Previous Props
hair dryer Richmond, Virginia 2011
a magnet Boston, Massachusetts 2009
a tiara Brisbane, Australia 2007
a tomato Portland, Maine 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I hate to say I told you so. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2013
Why do you persist in calling me Bryan? Brisbane, Australia 2010
Nevermind. I'll ask someone else. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2012
It's not what you think it is. Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
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.