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
Delbert or Delaney Kurtzer, author San Francisco, California 2015
Mayo or Maggie Logan, Chef San Francisco, California 2007
Lance or Leslie Lombardo, vendor at a Farmer's Market San Francisco, California 2012
Claude or Claudette Green, Guitarist San Francisco, California 2009
Examples of Previous Props
A pillow San Francisco, California 2006
a wallet San Francisco, California 2014
a ticket for a bus, plane or train San Francisco, California 2008
a jar of coins San Francisco, California 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Do you have any questions? San Francisco, California 2011
There's only one thing to say. San Francisco, California 2016
Call me as soon as you hear anything. San Francisco, California 2007
I meant to tell you a few days ago. San Francisco, California 2015
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.