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
Diego or Diana Ruiz, Cosplayer Austin, Texas 2021
Andrew or Andi Tracey, Children's Books Author Tampa, Florida 2014
Chris or Christina Murray, Captain Los Angeles, California 2006
Ross or Rose Gillen, Upholsterer/Furniture Maker San Antonio, Texas 2011
Examples of Previous Props
Bubble Wrap Washington, District of Columbia 2017
a fishing rod Austin, Texas 2007
A sealed envelope New York, New York 2018
a broom Saint Louis, Missouri 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
You can ask her yourself. Richmond, Virginia 2009
How's that supposed to help? Des Moines, Iowa 2015
Don't touch me. Chicago, Illinois 2015
"What’s the worst thing you did as a kid?" OR "What is the worst thing you did as a kid?" Cleveland, Ohio 2019
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.