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
David or Deanna Limerock, Musician New Haven, Connecticut 2019
Diego or Donna Suarez, Inventor Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
John or Janet King, Rock Star Salt Lake City, Utah 2017
Alex or Ally Fermoy, Guitarist Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 2011
Examples of Previous Props
a coffee mug Dallas, Texas 2013
a letter Tampa, Florida 2016
a magnet Minneapolis, Minnesota 2011
Oven Mitt Las Vegas, Nevada 2020
Examples of Previous Lines
It won't happen again, I promise. Louisville, Kentucky 2013
His instructions are very clear. Salt Lake City, Utah 2013
"That's not how we pronounce it." OR "That is not how we pronounce it." Atlanta, Georgia 2019
Stop asking me. Kansas City, Missouri 2020
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.