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
Ross or Rose Gillen, Upholsterer/Furniture Maker San Antonio, Texas 2011
William R. or Wendy R. Hunter, Professor Providence, Rhode Island 2020
Becca/Beck Planby, Wedding Consultant Montana 2022
Andrew or Annie Dundalk, Musician Chicago, Illinois 2015
Examples of Previous Props
a doll Saint Louis, Missouri 2007
ice cream Louisville, Kentucky 2007
a hair brush Greensboro, North Carolina 2014
a present Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
?I feel a little embarrassed.? San Jose, California 2007
There must be a better way. Portland, Oregon 2019
Whatever you do, don't move. Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
Stop asking me. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 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.