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
Cam or Cat Dean, Ad Executive New York, New York 2013
Nelson or Nellie Kilcullen, Delivery Person Hampton Roads, Virginia 2020
Gabriel Portland, Oregon 2012
Trip or Trish Gomez, Retired Circus Performer Denver, Colorado 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a certificate Las Vegas, Nevada 2018
a trophy Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
an apple Asheville, North Carolina 2011
a picture of a bride Lynchburg, Virginia 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
What did he say? Los Angeles, California 2019
"Tell me something I don't know." OR "Tell me something I do not know." Paducah, Kentucky 2017
What did you just say? Saint Louis, Missouri 2016
Tell me again why this matters. San Jose, California 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.