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
Tum or Tanya Twinterrs, Foreign Exchange Student Las Vegas, Nevada 2014
Rob or Rhonda Ward, door to door salesperson Lynchburg, Virginia 2014
Bonnie or Brian Higgins, Inventor Boston, Massachusetts 2013
Wayne or Wanda Hooper, Collector Baltimore, Maryland 2011
Examples of Previous Props
coins Des Moines, Iowa 2010
grapes Minneapolis, Minnesota 2016
a blender Nashville, Tennessee 2012
a wrapped gift Jackson, Mississippi 2012
Examples of Previous Lines
There's no way that's gonna work. Cincinnati, Ohio 2008
I've been thinking about this for a long time. Las Vegas, Nevada 2015
You choose. I can't decide Minneapolis, Minnesota 2015
He doesn't care. Dallas, Texas 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.