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
Becky or Morgan Frank, Writer Columbus, Ohio 2009
Tony or Tanya Dindle, Blues Musician Memphis, Tennessee 2016
David or Denise Landeryou, School Principal Atlanta, Georgia 2010
Paul or Peg Wiltz, Dishwasher Cleveland, Ohio 2007
Examples of Previous Props
an umbrella Saint Louis, Missouri 2013
eyeglasses Albuquerque, New Mexico 2009
a banana Las Vegas, Nevada 2013
a pencil Richmond, Virginia 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Mind if I have a seat? Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2007
Are you sure? New York, New York 2010
She should be here any minute. Buffalo, New York 2015
You only live once. Albuquerque, New Mexico 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.