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
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Phil or Phillipa Carter, Insurance Broker Detroit, Michigan 2018
Jim or Jana Davis, Coach Des Moines, Iowa 2013
John or Joan Charles, Energy Consultant Madison, Wisconsin 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a mattress Tampa, Florida 2009
a broom Houston, Texas 2019
a hair dryer Lynchburg, Virginia 2016
Grill Tongs Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
She didn't have to be like that. San Jose, California 2013
That's not the way I see it. Orlando, Florida 2015
Do you want to try? Charlotte, North Carolina 2018
What time is it? Houston, Texas 2016
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.