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
Frits or Freija de Jong, Cartoonist Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Flo, persoonlijk assistent Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Meneer of Mevrouw de Bie, Spelshow presentator Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018
Fred or frederique van der Trap, Tapdancer Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Props
une bouteille / een fles Brussel, België 2017
une valise / een koffer Brussel, België 2018
parfum Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien..." / "Tot nu toe gaat alles goed... Brussel, België 2018
Zwart, wit en alle kleuren daartussenin Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Dikon un kara serio asina? Bonaire 2018
Een goed begin is het halve werk. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2018
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.