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
Mabel or Matthew Kotik, Gardener New Orleans, Louisiana 2009
Fernando or Fernanda Huerto, Lifeguard San Diego, California 2018
Ashley or Ashton Brown, Expert Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Alex or Alexis Templeton, Science Teacher Las Vegas, Nevada 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a photo of Mom Des Moines, Iowa 2016
A towel Providence, Rhode Island 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Say it like you mean it, baby. Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
No, that's not right. Inland Empire, California 2010
Where did you go? Greensboro, North Carolina 2011
"You owe me a dollar." Lynchburg, Virginia 2017
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.