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
Jolene or Jonathan Taylor, Lawyer Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
Susan or Simon Frances, Teacher Houston, Texas 2013
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Reginald or Regina Worthington, Banker Seattle, Washington 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a roll of toilet paper Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
a balloon Austin, Texas 2010
art supplies Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
This is for you. Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
That's not what I meant. San Diego, California 2009
Sometimes we need to clean our own mess. Mumbai, India 2014
Do you even know what that means? Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
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.