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
Fritz or Felicia Primpton, Best Friend Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2020
Bobby or Betty Bulmer, Farmer/Gardener Minneapolis, Minnesota 2013
Jeffrey or Jill Scot, Former Olympic Athlete Indianapolis, Indiana 2012
Mark or Mandy Davis, Critic Albuquerque, New Mexico 2012
Examples of Previous Props
a ticket Louisville, Kentucky 2019
a suitcase Little Rock, Arkansas 2009
a letter Tampa, Florida 2016
a bracelet Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 2015
Examples of Previous Lines
You and I need to talk. Saint Louis, Missouri 2019
If you see him again, tell me. Providence, Rhode Island 2008
"I'm having trouble keeping my eyes open." OR "I am having trouble keeping my eyes open." Denver, Colorado 2020
Oh, hell no. New Haven, Connecticut 2016
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.