Element Assignment Character, Prop & Line Requirements
At the Kickoff Event we will announce a character, a prop and a line of dialogue just a few minutes before the Official Filmmaking Period begins.
These elements must be included in your film.
The elements will vary from city to city, but in each location ALL teams will have the same required elements. 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
Sarah or Samuel Lebeyrand, un Geneva, Switzerland 2013
Paul or Pauline Tourian, Facteur Paris, France 2011
Manon ou Simon Picot, Professeur de Yoga Paris, France 2006
Charles or Charlotte Halloin, Critique Gastronomique Lausanne, Switzerland 2012
Examples of Previous Props
un drapeau Lyon, France 2012
une pince à linge Dijon, France 2013
un pot de moutarde Dijon, France 2011
une télécommande Geneva, Switzerland 2009
Examples of Previous Lines
C’est toujours mieux que la derniere fois. Geneva, Switzerland 2011
Dans ce monde il y a deux genres de personnes, Dijon, France 2013
Il y a quelque chose entre toi et moi. Lyon, France 2012
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.