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.
The elements will vary from timezone to timezone, 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
Louis or Louisse van der Laan, Ghostwriter Eindhoven, Netherlands 2018
Victor of Victoria Rijkaards, een kapper Utrecht, Netherlands 2017
Chris of Krystle de Vlaam, Waarzegger Rotterdam, Netherlands 2018
Leon or Leonoor Einstein, journalist Utrecht, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Props
een appeltaart Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018
spuitbus Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
une bouteille / een fles Brussel, België 2017
een handschoen Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Zwart, wit en alle kleuren daartussenin Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Er is geen plan B. Utrecht, Netherlands 2019
Niemand zei dat het makkelijk was. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019
Sigui hunga ku kandela te ora bo kima bo man. Bonaire 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.