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
Jill or Jason Henlopen, Assistant Dallas, Texas 2014
Charlie or Charlene Sparks, Farmer Tampa, Florida 2013
Jacqueline or Jeremiah Jones, Teacher Boston, Massachusetts 2014
George or Gina Longfellow, PR Wiz Las Vegas, Nevada 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a broom Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
a reusable bag Cleveland, Ohio 2012
an egg carton Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
We have to be quick. Las Vegas, Nevada 2012
Are you sure? New York, New York 2010
I'll show you how. Mumbai, India 2012
Just remember, you didn't hear it from me. Las Vegas, Nevada 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.