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
Anne or Andy Stirling, Comedian Asheville, North Carolina 2016
Michael or Michelle Anthony, Professor Seattle, Washington 2015
Megan or Pete Van Gibb, Bride or Groom Tampa, Florida 2007
Dylan or Diane Zimmerman, Cook Louisville, Kentucky 2016
Examples of Previous Props
a wrapped present Los Angeles, California 2013
Donut Cleveland, Ohio 2018
a wallet Los Angeles, California 2017
jumper cables Portland, Oregon 2008
Examples of Previous Lines
Whatever you do, don't move. Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
You're not going to believe it. Denver, Colorado 2006
Do I know you? Memphis, Tennessee 2012
"I'm not sure. Can I call a friend?" OR "I am not sure, can I call a friend?" Louisville, Kentucky 2019
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.