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
Chris or Christy Barlow, Illustrator Louisville, Kentucky 2013
Zoltar or Zelda Nickelson, Fortune Teller Little Rock, Arkansas 2014
Jenny or Jimbo Sanders, Real Estate Tycoon Memphis, Tennessee 2012
Duncan or Denise Kerrey, Sales Clerk Chicago, Illinois 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
flowers Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2014
a child's block Austin, Texas 2008
a ticket San Diego, California 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
Is that clear? Any questions? Kansas City, Missouri 2011
That's not what they had in mind. Portland, Oregon 2013
I better not see this on facebook. Chicago, Illinois 2011
Hold on, let me write that down. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2008
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.