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
Sidney or Cynthia Vintia, Meteorologist Atlanta, Georgia 2008
Rob or Robina Hatch, Security Consultant Nashville, Tennessee 2008
Cash or Carly Fitzwater, Best Friend Los Angeles, California 2015
Phil or Phylis Santos, Efficiency Expert Las Vegas, Nevada 2013
Examples of Previous Props
Christmas lights Madison, Wisconsin 2007
a cardboard box San Diego, California 2018
a phone charger New Orleans, Louisiana 2013
Oven Mitt Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
Tell me?what's the difference? Richmond, Virginia 2008
Are you OK? Charlotte, North Carolina 2020
I think I can do it. Atlanta, Georgia 2009
Can you keep a secret? San Jose, California 2018
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.