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
Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
Sunny or Sonny Bowles, Yoga Instructor Greensboro, North Carolina 2017
Jessica or Joshua Frederickson, Inspector Louisville, Kentucky 2018
Andy or Anne Stirling, Journalist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a large plant Columbus, Ohio 2009
a purple object Cincinnati, Ohio 2007
deck of cards Columbus, Ohio 2011
Grapes Paducah, Kentucky 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I was thinking the same thing. Richmond, Virginia 2007
How's the view from over there? Houston, Texas 2015
Give me that. You don't know how to use it. Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
I expect you to be prompt?prompt and courteous.? Seattle, Washington 2006
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.