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
Dante or Danetta Longfellow, Professor New Orleans, Louisiana 2016
Larry or Lori Gardner, Designer Washington, District of Columbia 2008
Meg or Miles Madigan, Magician Salt Lake City, Utah 2011
Andy or Annie Benoit, Plumber Little Rock, Arkansas 2013
Examples of Previous Props
a picture of a bride Lynchburg, Virginia 2019
a map Denver, Colorado 2014
a tomato Buffalo, New York 2018
a calendar San Antonio, Texas 2007
Examples of Previous Lines
Forget it. I already have. San Francisco, California 2008
Just wait and see. Salt Lake City, Utah 2008
You can ask her yourself. Richmond, Virginia 2009
There's nothing like it, is there? New Orleans, Louisiana 2007
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.