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
Janine or Joe Jones, Professor Washington, District of Columbia 2018
Walter or Wendy Buckley, Locksmith Austin, Texas 2015
Uncle Paul or Aunt Paula San Antonio, Texas 2016
Shorty Mitchell, PE Teacher Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a water bottle Fargo, North Dakota 2007
a photo of mom and/or dad Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
a soccer ball Chicago, Illinois 2006
an ID Card Detroit, Michigan 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
How did you figure it out? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
That's not the way we do it. Denver, Colorado 2009
I'll deal with it in the morning. Tampa, Florida 2011
When did that happen? Detroit, Michigan 2011
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.