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
Sheila or Sherlock Berman, Judge San Jose, California 2010
Alex or Alexandra DeVries, graffiti artist Seattle, Washington 2019
Marlee or Mark Donnelly, Graphic Designer Denver, Colorado 2011
Michael or Michelle Anthony, Professor Seattle, Washington 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a pizza box Columbus, Ohio 2012
a wrapped gift Jackson, Mississippi 2012
a bowl Louisville, Kentucky 2015
a calendar San Antonio, Texas 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Why do you ask? Salt Lake City, Utah 2014
You decide. I don't care. Memphis, Tennessee 2015
It's going to be a great day. OR It is going to be a great day. Savannah, Georgia 2018
Tell me?what's the difference? Richmond, Virginia 2008
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.