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
Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
Carrie or Carl Waters, lifeguard Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
SJ Denison, Blogger Detroit, Michigan 2014
Jordan or Jada Ervington, Real Estate Agent San Francisco, California 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a broom Des Moines, Iowa 2015
a wrapped gift Columbus, Ohio 2015
an automobile part Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
a spoon Denver, Colorado 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Let me think." or "Lemme think. Boston, Massachusetts 2018
Nothing can stop me. Tampa, Florida 2015
I forgot we had this. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2008
I'll go back and check. San Antonio, Texas 2009
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.