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
Frank or Frankie Mooney, DJ Minneapolis, Minnesota 2006
Kevin or Kristen Browning, Runner Louisville, Kentucky 2008
G. Goforth, Competitive Eating Contestant Boston, Massachusetts 2006
Nathan or Nathalie Brown, Backpacker Denver, Colorado 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
a purse Tampa, Florida 2012
an egg Salt Lake City, Utah 2010
a bottle of bright red nail polish Albuquerque, New Mexico 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
Who said that? Buffalo, New York 2017
If at first you don't succeed...you know the rest. Des Moines, Iowa 2007
You ask a lot of questions. Chicago, Illinois 2018
Hey, did you hear the news? San Diego, California 2008
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.