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
Jack or Jill Hildebrand, Waiter/Waitress Cleveland, Ohio 2010
Eleanor or Ethan Evans, Funeral Industry Employee Amarillo, Texas 2015
Jay or Julie Michaels, Gardener Albuquerque, New Mexico 2010
Trey or Tracey Beldon, Entrepreneur Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
Examples of Previous Props
A cookie Columbus, Ohio 2018
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
clothes pin Seattle, Washington 2017
a book end Portland, Maine 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I have one simple question. Detroit, Michigan 2014
How did you figure it out? Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2013
But what if you're wrong? Louisville, Kentucky 2016
Wait, that doesn't look right." -OR- "Well, that doesn't look right. Houston, Texas 2017
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.