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
Alan or Alice Downing, Coach San Diego, California 2015
Ava or Aiden Kingston, Vice President Nashville, Tennessee 2017
Walt or Wendy Abrams, Boat Owner Orlando, Florida 2008
Holly or Horatio Baldwin, Activist Portland, Maine 2009
Examples of Previous Props
a ticket Paducah, Kentucky 2012
a nail file Seattle, Washington 2008
flowers Nashville, Tennessee 2011
a cake Orlando, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Sometimes you feel like letting loose. Asheville, North Carolina 2006
Do I look like a computer? Orlando, Florida 2011
If you must know, my father told me. New York, New York 2007
I've got a great idea. San Antonio, Texas 2015
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.