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
Max or Maxine Lydard, House Guest Richmond, Virginia 2013
Oliver or Olivia Sandman, Doctor Atlanta, Georgia 2014
Nick or Nancy McCray, Former Star Athlete Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
Mark or Mary Wambua, Street Vendor Nairobi, Kenya 2013
Examples of Previous Props
salt and pepper shakers Tampa, Florida 2007
a large plant Columbus, Ohio 2009
a clothes pin Charlotte, North Carolina 2013
a rubber band New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
That was a good one. Austin, Texas 2008
A monkey, In his mother’s eye's is a gazelle -- القرد في عين أمه غزال Cairo, Egypt 2013
My doctor says I'm not supposed to do that. Brisbane, Australia 2012
I need to leave in a minute. Baltimore, Maryland 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.