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
Hal or Honey Potts, Artist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
Tommy or Tina Pepperbridge, Motivational Speaker San Jose, California 2017
Pete or Peggy Wiltz, Architect Richmond, Virginia 2014
Robert or Sylvie Dupont, Frenchman or Frenchwoman Providence, Rhode Island 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a pillow Paducah, Kentucky 2013
A pillow San Francisco, California 2006
a purse Orlando, Florida 2012
a tray Hampton Roads, Virginia 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
?That?s not what I said.? Phoenix, Arizona 2007
Hey, what is/what's that over there? Denver, Colorado 2017
Close your eyes. Hampton Roads, Virginia 2012
What do you mean? Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2010
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.