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
Wilma or Winston Weatherbee, Gardener Boston, Massachusetts 2010
Nate or Natasha Klondike, Waiter Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Roy or Rory Baylor, Waiter/Waitress New Orleans, Louisiana 2015
Reginald or Regina H. Higginbotham, Diplomat Boston, Massachusetts 2008
Examples of Previous Props
a marker New Orleans, Louisiana 2015
a bandana Greensboro, North Carolina 2010
an egg Salt Lake City, Utah 2010
a loaf of bread Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
Let?s just say, ?Mission Accomplished.?? Los Angeles, California 2006
"Introduce me to your friend." Buffalo, New York 2019
Sometimes the best answer is no answer. Baltimore, Maryland 2015
“What was I supposed to say?” Nashville, Tennessee 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.