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
Jordan or Jayla Tillerman, Detective Columbus, Ohio 2019
Malik or Malia Simmons, Architect Denver, Colorado 2016
Joe or Joanna Moroney, Dentist Asheville, North Carolina 2013
Andrew or Andrea Wade, Fundraiser Salt Lake City, Utah 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a spoon San Diego, California 2007
a cell phone Savannah, Georgia 2009
an extension cord Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2019
deck of cards Columbus, Ohio 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I'd love to know what goes on in there. Savannah, Georgia 2011
"If you never try, you'll never know" OR "If you never try, you will never know." Los Angeles, California 2019
Just doin' my job. Buffalo, New York 2016
I've never seen that before. New York, New York 2016
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.