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
Laurie or Lance Winnington, Magician Atlanta, Georgia 2019
Charlie or Carly Vines, actor Hampton Roads, Virginia 2019
Mike or Marie Martin, Travel Agent Atlanta, Georgia 2007
Jason or Jacinda Calmes, Know-It-All Houston, Texas 2017
Examples of Previous Props
a letter Tampa, Florida 2016
a reusable bag Cleveland, Ohio 2012
a spatula Orlando, Florida 2014
a lemon Cincinnati, Ohio 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
The whole thing was a mess. Kansas City, Missouri 2008
Whatever you do, don't move. Indianapolis, Indiana 2007
I?ll take anything I can get.? Little Rock, Arkansas 2006
Can I borrow your credit card? Kansas City, Missouri 2016
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.