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
Van or Vanessa Sizemore, Cheapskate Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Jared or Janine Lober, Museum Curator Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2017
Claude or Claudia Fernandez, city employee San Antonio, Texas 2018
Jeff or Jenny Ledbetter, Elementary School Teacher Chicago, Illinois 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a napkin Los Angeles, California 2014
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
a fly swatter Seattle, Washington 2014
A chair Asheville, North Carolina 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
I expect you to be prompt?prompt and courteous.? Seattle, Washington 2006
She told me it's a secret. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
I love to be in love. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2016
She doesn't say much. Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
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.