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
Sharon or Sherman Shatternick, Artist Portland, Maine 2012
Glen or Glenda Travers, House Painter Baltimore, Maryland 2007
Chad or Chelsea Lattice, Climate Scientist Baltimore, Maryland 2017
Ben or Beatrice Clooney, Twin New Orleans, Louisiana 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a lemon Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
a bumper sticker Los Angeles, California 2007
a gift certificate or gift card San Francisco, California 2018
a magnet Saint Louis, Missouri 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
That's one way to get rid of him. Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Did that make you feel like a man? Las Vegas, Nevada 2006
Can you get that for me? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
You don't have a clue, do you? Buffalo, New York 2014
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.