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
Ryan or Rae Addington, Doctor Louisville, Kentucky 2017
Earnest or Evelyn Cheltenham, College Professor Paducah, Kentucky 2018
Cooper or Caitlin O'Brien, Dog Walker Indianapolis, Indiana 2010
Bob or Barbara Barnes, yoga instructor Seattle, Washington 2018
Examples of Previous Props
Toy Animal Austin, Texas 2016
a tape measure Madison, Wisconsin 2016
a fishing rod Austin, Texas 2007
a bagel Paducah, Kentucky 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
I believe anyone can change. San Francisco, California 2009
Sorry, my friend. No can do. Huntsville, Alabama 2015
That's not how I would have handled it. Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Take your time. I've got all day. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2010
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.