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
Buddy or Babby Kant, Philosophy Instructor Madison, Wisconsin 2008
Levi or Lavinia Agee, Music Instructor Orlando, Florida 2014
Darshan or Disha Pandey, Real Estate Agent New Delhi, India 2014
Colin or Colleen Zimmerman, Artist Toronto, Canada 2014
Examples of Previous Props
apples Denver, Colorado 2013
a photo of mom Louisville, Kentucky 2010
a towel - منشفة Amman, Jordan 2012
something with the number 10 on it Portland, Oregon 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
That's what I'm talking about. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
How could you do this to me? Tampa, Florida 2008
Looks like you’re in over your head. Portland, Oregon 2011
Why don't you try again? Atlanta, Georgia 2012
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.