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
Bonnie or Brian Higgins, Inventor Boston, Massachusetts 2013
Ray or Rae Roberts, Handyman or Handywoman Madison, Wisconsin 2007
Charlie or Charlotte Lavamore, Hypochondriac Orlando, Florida 2017
Amy or Arthur Majors, Fisherman or Fisherwoman Savannah, Georgia 2011
Examples of Previous Props
flowers Richmond, Virginia 2014
nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007
a paper plate Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2014
a baseball mitt Kansas City, Missouri 2014
Examples of Previous Lines
All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010
Take it easy, bro. Providence, Rhode Island 2020
What's wrong with you? San Diego, California 2016
I hope they decide soon. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009
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.