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
Arthur or Anita Belanger, Judge San Antonio, Texas 2015
Matt or Maggie Moreland, Chef New Haven, Connecticut 2011
Jack or Jennifer Bates, House Guest Los Angeles, California 2017
Nick or Nora Bellman, farmers market worker Greensboro, North Carolina 2019
Examples of Previous Props
a key ring Louisville, Kentucky 2013
flowers Nashville, Tennessee 2011
a hammer Cleveland, Ohio 2016
a helmet Seattle, Washington 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
I think I can do it. Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Why am I here? San Antonio, Texas 2013
Don't just stand there. Move it. New Hampshire 2009
"You don't have a clue, do you?" or "You do not have a clue, do you?" Boston, Massachusetts 2019
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.