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
Charles or Charlene Brennan, Dog Walker Phoenix, Arizona 2007
Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
Bert or Bertha George, Gardener Louisville, Kentucky 2009
Marty or Mary Quinzani, Second-in-Command Boston, Massachusetts 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
A watch Salt Lake City, Utah 2012
Headphones/Earbuds Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Believe me, it's worth it. Boston, Massachusetts 2013
"Too bad. Better luck next time." Nashville, Tennessee 2020
You better double check. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2008
What would your mother say? San Antonio, Texas 2016
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.