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.

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

Ed or Edna Keegan, Reporter Salt Lake City, Utah 2010

Calvin or Caroline Deedle, Taxi Driver Honolulu, Hawaii 2008

R. Thomas, Athlete Minneapolis, Minnesota 2012

Kyle or Kylie Cooper, Hypochondriac Tampa, Florida 2009

Examples of Previous Props

a glove or gloves New Haven, Connecticut 2015

Examples of Previous Lines

Give me some kind of sign. Memphis, Tennessee 2013

'Let me tell you a secret. Savannah, Georgia 2013

Look out. Here comes Mr. Know-it-all. Chicago, Illinois 2014

That's not the way I heard it Asheville, North Carolina 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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