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
Sylvano or Sylvana Snijders, kapper Nijmegen, Netherlands 2010
Herman of Herma de Wit, Filmkenner Utrecht, Netherlands 2012
Johannes or Johanna Achterdijk, Postbode Utrecht, Netherlands 2013
Don or Donna G, DJ Curaçao 2014
Examples of Previous Props
een brief Breda, Netherlands 2013
scissors / un ciseaux / schaar Antwerp, Belgium 2009
aansteker Nijmegen, Netherlands 2014
a ladder / een ladder Nijmegen, Netherlands 2011
Examples of Previous Lines
I suggest you either shut up or get out, or both. Antwerp, Belgium 2014
Nee dank je, daar ben ik allergisch voor." or Utrecht, Netherlands 2009
Eindelijk een echte Breda, Netherlands 2014
Dat vind ik nou zo leuk aan Nijmegen." Nijmegen, Netherlands 2010
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.