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
Sherman or Sharon Woods, Administrative Assistant Denver, Colorado 2010
Dwight or Danette Williams, Party Planner Richmond, Virginia 2010
Sam or Sara Carpenter, Ticket Seller Columbus, Ohio 2010
Edward or Edna Stewart, Collector Las Vegas, Nevada 2007
Examples of Previous Props
a spice Orlando, Florida 2018
a ring New Orleans, Louisiana 2012
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
Donut Cleveland, Ohio 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
"Why won't you tell me?" Little Rock, Arkansas 2017
It's just like my mother always said. Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
You don't have a clue, do you? Buffalo, New York 2014
How was I to know? Louisville, Kentucky 2014
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.