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
Robert or Sylvie Dupont, Frenchman or Frenchwoman Providence, Rhode Island 2006
Don or Donna Hastert, Plumber Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
Muthu or Mala Maniam, Politician Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2012
Tam or Tammie Gordon, Poet Hampton Roads, Virginia 2011
Examples of Previous Props
car keys Johannesburg, South Africa 2011
a book end Portland, Maine 2007
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
I was expecting something bigger. London, United Kingdom 2010
That's not the way I heard it. San Antonio, Texas 2012
You can trust me. Washington, District of Columbia 2014
He's not from around here. Amarillo, Texas 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.