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
Marco or Muffin Gabbowitz, a person who works with animals Washington, District of Columbia 2010
Glen or Glenda Travers, House Painter Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Victor or Victoria Carr, Live Mannequin / Human Statue Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
J. Butler Bedford, Detective Little Rock, Arkansas 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a blender Nashville, Tennessee 2012
tochi Nairobi, Kenya 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Do I look like a computer? Orlando, Florida 2011
Forget it. I already have. San Francisco, California 2008
It's your choice. What are you gonna do? Asheville, North Carolina 2014
I know what I know. Savannah, Georgia 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.