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
Ann or Andrew Poplar, Dietician Detroit, Michigan 2008
Sonny or Sunny Swenson, Illustrator Minneapolis, Minnesota 2018
Claire or Clarence B. Deluxe, Problem Solver Houston, Texas 2015
Bobby or Betty Bulmer, Farmer/Gardener Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a pair of pliers Savannah, Georgia 2018
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
a clipboard Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2013
a roll of paper towels Buffalo, New York 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
If you don't go, I won't go either. Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
Psst! Come here. Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
I better not see this on facebook. Jacksonville, Florida 2012
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.