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
Keller or Kelsey Goodington, Motivational Speaker Portland, Maine 2013
Jack or Jackie Edwards, Candidate San Antonio, Texas 2012
Kathleen or Kevin Schnabel, Expert Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
Bob or Bonnie Henry, Insurance Agent Seattle, Washington 2006
Examples of Previous Props
a magnifying glass Greensboro, North Carolina 2007
a hammer Cleveland, Ohio 2016
a roll of toilet paper Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Maybe you should wash that. Des Moines, Iowa 2022
Can you keep a secret? Jacksonville, Florida 2018
Take it or leave it. San Jose, California 2020
"I'm afraid that science proves you wrong." or "I am afraid that science proves you wrong." Austin, Texas 2018
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.