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
Al or Allison Trahan, Dancer Houston, Texas 2018
Susan or Simon Frances, Teacher Houston, Texas 2013
Marta or Martin Fuse, Customer Service Specialist Houston, Texas 2017
Jason or Jacinda Calmes, Know-It-All Houston, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a book Houston, Texas 2010
an umbrella Houston, Texas 2017
a bowl Houston, Texas 2011
a ball Houston, Texas 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
How's the view from over there? Houston, Texas 2015
I'm just not sure about that. Houston, Texas 2009
Wait, that doesn't look right." -OR- "Well, that doesn't look right. Houston, Texas 2017
I owe you an apology. Houston, Texas 2011
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.