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
Josh or Jocelyn Accrodo, Barista Inland Empire, California 2013
Tim or Tina Flagler, Unemployed Musician Baltimore, Maryland 2009
Ben or Brenda Metzerott, Waiter/Waitress Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2017
Phil or Phylis Santos, Efficiency Expert Las Vegas, Nevada 2013
Examples of Previous Props
Greeting Card Portland, Oregon 2017
a car part Hampton Roads, Virginia 2013
a cell phone Portland, Maine 2014
a poster Kansas City, Missouri 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
I'm just not feeling it. Portland, Oregon 2016
Who said that? Lynchburg, Virginia 2018
I've got a hunch about this. Inland Empire, California 2008
It's not what you think it is. Saint Louis, Missouri 2014
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.