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
Justin or Justine Fitch, Plumber Buffalo, New York 2021
Laura or Lance Munstead, Waiter Baltimore, Maryland 2020
James or Jessica Banks, doctor Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Nick or Nicole Nelson, Pizza Restaurant Employee Fargo, North Dakota 2009
Examples of Previous Props
key chain Indianapolis, Indiana 2017
a Backpack Little Rock, Arkansas 2015
a key chain Salt Lake City, Utah 2015
bubble wrap Tampa, Florida 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Well, that was a lie. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2019
Can you give her a message? San Antonio, Texas 2010
When will he be back? New Orleans, Louisiana 2021
I looked at it a long time before I saw it. Portland, Oregon 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.