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
Uncle Paul or Aunt Paula San Antonio, Texas 2016
Claire or Clark Darrow, Judge Richmond, Virginia 2017
Sherman or Sharon Woods, Administrative Assistant Denver, Colorado 2010
Hannah or Harland Rock, Rebel Austin, Texas 2018
Examples of Previous Props
jumper cables Cleveland, Ohio 2015
a bowl Louisville, Kentucky 2015
knife, fork and spoon Richmond, Virginia 2017
a garden hose Charlotte, North Carolina 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
Can you lend me some money? Columbus, Ohio 2008
There's a $2 service charge. Houston, Texas 2010
"Why didn't you tell me?" Richmond, Virginia 2018
His instructions are very clear. Salt Lake City, Utah 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.