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
Hunter or Harper Drakely, Health Inspector Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2017
Tommy or Tina Darnes, Mechanic Asheville, North Carolina 2011
Dan or Danielle Sagan, Debt Collector San Francisco, California 2011
Sheila or Sherlock Berman, Judge San Jose, California 2010
Examples of Previous Props
a kite Hampton Roads, Virginia 2009
a briefcase Jacksonville, Florida 2015
a 3 ring binder Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Breakfast Taco Austin, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
I wish I knew. I wish I knew. Savannah, Georgia 2016
You can ask her yourself. Richmond, Virginia 2009
Let's get this party started! Houston, Texas 2017
Is that the best you can find? Los Angeles, California 2016
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.