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
Eric or Erin Roddy, Photographer Louisville, Kentucky 2011
Don or Dawn August, PR Specialist San Jose, California 2007
Sheila or Sherlock Berman, Judge San Jose, California 2010
Frankie Lee, Delivery Man/Woman Glasgow, United Kingdom 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a wooden spoon Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
a helmet Seattle, Washington 2007
a scale Boston, Massachusetts 2010
coins Des Moines, Iowa 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
This is what it's all about. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2014
Can you please shut your mouth? Beirut, Lebanon 2013
I'm not at all surprised. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
I can't believe it." or "I cannot believe it. Miami, Florida 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.