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
Carrie or Carl Waters, lifeguard Greensboro, North Carolina 2018
Jim or Jane Fonville, Museum Employee New York, New York 2014
Paul or Pauline Pamplemousse, Salesperson of the Month Tampa, Florida 2016
Ben or Brenda Metzerott, Waiter/Waitress Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a pumpkin Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
a box Honolulu, Hawaii 2007
a balloon Jacksonville, Florida 2014
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
"Where did I put that thing?" OR "Where'd I put that thing?" Orlando, Florida 2017
"I won't let it happen again." OR "I will not let it happen again." Columbus, Ohio 2017
Help me get this out. Louisville, Kentucky 2012
That?s what I?m talking about. Washington, District of Columbia 2007
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.