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
Dan or Dana Crocker, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2009
Tim or Tina Flagler, Unemployed Musician Baltimore, Maryland 2009
Alan or Alana Abercrombie, Hypochondriac Austin, Texas 2012
Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Examples of Previous Props
bubble wrap Fargo, North Dakota 2012
an eraser Austin, Texas 2018
a bandage Phoenix, Arizona 2007
a slice of pizza New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
Oh no, don't you dare go there. Portland, Oregon 2006
Take it or leave it. Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
Be true to your word. New Hampshire 2011
You win some, you lose some. Boston, Massachusetts 2010
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.