Required Elements How It Works

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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Matt or Madison Moyer, Car Salesperson Las Vegas, Nevada 2006

Louis or Lulu Porter, Antiques Dealer Inland Empire, California 2008

JW Robertson, Oil/Gas Tycoon Amarillo, Texas 2014

Mabel or Matthew Kotik, Gardener New Orleans, Louisiana 2009

Examples of Previous Props

watermelon - whole, a piece, or any form Nashville, Tennessee 2013

Headphones or earbuds Des Moines, Iowa 2018

Examples of Previous Lines

That?s what I?m talking about. Washington, District of Columbia 2007

Don't tell me what to do. Austin, Texas 2011

Can I borrow your credit card? Kansas City, Missouri 2016

?I feel a little embarrassed.? San Jose, California 2007

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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