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
Kelly Cartier, School Administrator Albuquerque, New Mexico 2015
Sam or Sarah Joel, Expert Los Angeles, California 2014
Daniel or Danielle Carson, Telepathy Expert Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2012
Billy or Billie Hope, Carpenter Kansas City, Missouri 2021
Examples of Previous Props
dust mask/hygienic mask Los Angeles, California 2011
a helmet Seattle, Washington 2007
fast food catsup or mustard packet Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"I wish I had a hat like that." Salt Lake City, Utah 2022
When will you have it? Louisville, Kentucky 2022
I'd prefer not to. Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
How's the view from over there? Houston, Texas 2015
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.