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
Malik or Malia Simmons, Architect Denver, Colorado 2016
Tanner or Tammy Greene, Pharmaceutical Rep Madison, Wisconsin 2012
Dennis or Denise Smith, Assistant Columbus, Ohio 2013
Jared or Jayla Norris, County Employee Jackson, Mississippi 2014
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped present Los Angeles, California 2013
a mug Buffalo, New York 2010
a bowl Atlanta, Georgia 2017
a bathing suit Tampa, Florida 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
"This is for you." Atlanta, Georgia 2018
Well, that was a lie. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2019
But what about global warming? Louisville, Kentucky 2008
Just do it yourself. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 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.