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
Kevin or Kelly Whitefish, Club President Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
Rob or Robyn Sarvis, Travel Specialist Madison, Wisconsin 2019
Andrew or Adriana Elwood, Hairdresser Asheville, North Carolina 2015
Joe or Joanne Carroll, Municipal Employee Portland, Maine 2011
Examples of Previous Props
A smart phone San Francisco, California 2015
tongs Memphis, Tennessee 2015
a musical instrument Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2018
sunglasses Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Say it like you mean it, baby. Little Rock, Arkansas 2007
This could get complicated. Boston, Massachusetts 2008
He said he'd be here. New York, New York 2015
Give me that. You don't know how to use it. Salt Lake City, Utah 2007
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.