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
Frank or Fiona Ruark, Musician Austin, Texas 2017
Bob or Barbara Bernardo, Farmer Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
Bonnie or Brian Higgins, Inventor Boston, Massachusetts 2013
Sidney or Cynthia Vintia, Meteorologist Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Examples of Previous Props
A bucket Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
a ticket Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2014
chocolate Boston, Massachusetts 2012
A sponge Seattle, Washington 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
I love to be in love. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
'Let me tell you a secret. Savannah, Georgia 2013
Let me tell you something. New Haven, Connecticut 2017
When will she be here? Atlanta, Georgia 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.