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
Andrew or Agnes Angstrom, Researcher Ottawa, Canada 2014
M. Martin / Mme Martine Boulier, Ecrivain Paris, France 2010
Arthur or Agathe Percier, Professeur Paris, France 2014
David or Diana Roussy, Laveur/Laveuse de Vitres Geneva, Switzerland 2014
Examples of Previous Props
un oreiller Paris, France 2012
une piège à souris Paris, France 2009
bouquet de fleurs Lausanne, Switzerland 2014
un Sandwich Montréal, Canada 2013
Examples of Previous Lines
Vas-y fais-moi plaisir! Dijon, France 2011
Ne jamais dire non a une femme. Montpellier, France 2014
« C’est bon d’être moi. » Paris, France 2009
Alors on attend pas Patrick Lyon, France 2013
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.