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
Art or Anna Hurst, Manager Atlanta, Georgia 2016
Ray or Rae Roberts, Handyman or Handywoman Madison, Wisconsin 2007
Dan or Danielle Bridges, Roommate Salt Lake City, Utah 2009
John or Jane Cartwell, Detective Saint Louis, Missouri 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a purse Indianapolis, Indiana 2013
toilet paper Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
A burrito Albuquerque, New Mexico 2018
a hair brush Greensboro, North Carolina 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
It's been a long, long time. New Hampshire 2012
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
Maybe I just don't find you funny. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2016
You look very familiar. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2008
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.