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.
Examples of Previous Characters
Van or Vanessa Nebulus, mixologist Miami/Ft. Lauderdale, Florida 2021
Luke or Laura Coppersmith, Retired Circus Performer Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2016
Chris or Christy Doyle, Drummer San Jose, California 2008
Lauren or Lawrence Soto, Mentor Boston, Massachusetts 2017
Examples of Previous Props
Oven Mitt San Jose, California 2020
sunglasses Atlanta, Georgia 2018
a napkin Los Angeles, California 2014
Oven Mitt Salt Lake City, Utah 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
I've said it before, and I'll say it again Milwaukee, Wisconsin 2015
What time is it? Houston, Texas 2016
We don't have time for this. Portland, Oregon 2015
Tell me the truth. Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
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.