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
Megan or Pete Van Gibb, Bride or Groom Tampa, Florida 2007
Simon or Simone Turkana, Realtor Savannah, Georgia 2010
James or Jessica Banks, doctor Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2018
Ed or Edwina Griesman, Dance Instructor San Jose, California 2018
Examples of Previous Props
a flashlight Houston, Texas 2016
a chess set Nashville, Tennessee 2010
a lunchbox Portland, Oregon 2016
a dollar bill Houston, Texas 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Oh, you're so smart. Albuquerque, New Mexico 2013
You and I need to talk. Saint Louis, Missouri 2019
I don't think you're supposed to hold it like that. San Francisco, California 2013
You know what I mean? San Diego, California 2013
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.