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
Melvin or Megan Cashion, Dentist Fargo, North Dakota 2012
Chris or Christina Murray, Blogger Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2012
Ashley or Ashton Brown, Expert Saint Louis, Missouri 2009
Dr. Clark or Claire Larson, Plastic Surgeon New Hampshire 2010
Examples of Previous Props
An extension cord Buffalo, New York 2017
A bicycle Little Rock, Arkansas 2018
Bubble Wrap Greensboro, North Carolina 2006
a shoe Little Rock, Arkansas 2016
Examples of Previous Lines
It can't be that difficult. Chicago, Illinois 2016
We're hoping things will change. Washington, District of Columbia 2009
Don't touch me. Chicago, Illinois 2015
Do I know you? Memphis, Tennessee 2012
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.