Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the start of the Official Filmmaking Period, each team will receive a character, a prop and a line of dialogue assignment via email.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from timezone to timezone, 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
Bob or Barbara Percival, Food Connoisseur Tampa, Florida 2008
Owen or Olivia Castleton, Waiter/Waitress Madison, Wisconsin 2016
Kevin or Kristen O'Mara, Home Inspector Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2007
Tim or Tina Walton, Receptionist Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a cookie San Antonio, Texas 2009
a key Dallas, Texas 2015
a letter Richmond, Virginia 2015
a hairbrush Indianapolis, Indiana 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Where did that come from? Providence, Rhode Island 2015
How did you do that? Cincinnati, Ohio 2015
Tell her what you told me. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2016
Some people say it's unlucky. Little Rock, Arkansas 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.