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
Chris or Christina Samuels, Musician Des Moines, Iowa 2012
Adi or Adibah Aziz, Footballer Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia 2011
Bradley or Brenda Oliver, Vice President Cincinnati, Ohio 2013
Jared or Jamie Woodnit, Actor Los Angeles, California 2010
Examples of Previous Props
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
a cell phone Atlanta, Georgia 2012
a bone London, United Kingdom 2010
a tablet Orlando, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
How are we going to do that? Portland, Maine 2010
We have to be quick. Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
I think I've got it Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Say it like you mean it. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
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.