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

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

nail polish Dallas, Texas 2007

Examples of Previous Lines

All you need is one of these. Columbus, Ohio 2010

What's wrong with you? San Diego, California 2016

I hope they decide soon. Minneapolis, Minnesota 2009

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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