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
Zacharieha or Zelfa Sultan, Human Encyclopedia Dubai, United Arab Emirates 2011
Marlee or Mark Donnelly, Graphic Designer Denver, Colorado 2011
Zoltar or Zelda Nickelson, Fortune Teller Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
Harold or Harriet Ralston, Lifeguard Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a tray Cincinnati, Ohio 2011
flip flops Buffalo, New York 2011
a disposable camera Jacksonville, Florida 2009
a tooth brush Inland Empire, California 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
I need to leave in a minute. Baltimore, Maryland 2009
I would prefer not to. Indianapolis, Indiana 2011
We have to be quick. Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
Are you sure? New York, New York 2010
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.