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
Dr. Dennis or Denice Olsen, Dentist Indianapolis, Indiana 2008
Diego or Delores Florio, Tourism Worker Tampa, Florida 2010
Thelma or Thud Taylor, person of action Boston, Massachusetts 2018
Darin or Dana Stumme, Massage Therapist Seattle, Washington 2014
Examples of Previous Props
an urn or container with a deceased's ashes Chicago, Illinois 2008
an award New Hampshire 2014
a clipboard Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2006
a bar of soap Salt Lake City, Utah 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Who wants to know? Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Please. I beg you. Madison, Wisconsin 2009
Thank you. I'm so happy. Nashville, Tennessee 2013
Who died and made you king? Greensboro, North Carolina 2015
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.