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
Joe or Joanne Murphy, Phys. Ed Teacher Baltimore, Maryland 2006
Greg or Gretta Hanson, Storyteller Jacksonville, Florida 2013
Mayo or Maggie Logan, Chef San Francisco, California 2007
Les or Lena Olinger, Driving Instructor Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Examples of Previous Props
an auto part Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Orange tooth-brush Brisbane, Australia 2006
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
a tomato Portland, Maine 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
You can trust me. Washington, District of Columbia 2014
I'd prefer not to. Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
I'm pretty sure that's not right. Providence, Rhode Island 2009
Why do you ask? Salt Lake City, Utah 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.