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
Themba or Nothemba Skosana, Photographer Johannesburg, South Africa 2013
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Dr. Charlie or Charlotte Warburton, any kind of doctor Sydney, Australia 2010
Mr. or Ms. Moran, Substitute Teacher Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a bandana Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
a check Greensboro, North Carolina 2009
a family heirloom Greensboro, North Carolina 2008
a Gandhi cap Mumbai, India 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
I don't know why I'm here. Denver, Colorado 2014
Some people like it that way. Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
She told me it's a secret. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
I never thought I would see that. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 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.