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
Ted or Thelma Butler, Personal Assistant San Antonio, Texas 2007
Wendell or Wendy Tancuzo, Executive Director Madison, Wisconsin 2017
Cam or Carrie Trepard, Hypochondriac Paducah, Kentucky 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a popsicle Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2016
sunglasses Richmond, Virginia 2019
a sign San Antonio, Texas 2010
a greeting card Madison, Wisconsin 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
"Let's do it again." Charlotte, North Carolina 2017
There must be a better way. Portland, Oregon 2019
Mom hates her. Greensboro, North Carolina 2016
"Something isn't right." OR "Something is not right." Des Moines, Iowa 2019
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.