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
Slick or Stella Sneed, Washed-Up Rock Star Savannah, Georgia 2013
Leanne or Michael Westphal, Baker Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
Bill or Belinda Amberson, Hotel Employee Detroit, Michigan 2015
Cliff or Claire Finley, Waiter/Waitress Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a greeting card Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2013
a tennis ball New York, New York 2010
An extension cord Buffalo, New York 2017
salt and pepper shakers Tampa, Florida 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
How's that supposed to help? Des Moines, Iowa 2015
I'm pretty sure that's not right. Providence, Rhode Island 2009
What just happened? San Jose, California 2008
Do you think you can do it? Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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.