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 / Louise Laagland, taxi chauffeur Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2017
Bowie of Bo van der Wal, klokkenluider Utrecht, Netherlands 2018
Chris of Krystle de Vlaam, Waarzegger Rotterdam, Netherlands 2018
Meneer of Mevrouw de Bie, Spelshow presentator Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018
Examples of Previous Props
fietsonderdeel Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2017
une valise / een koffer Brussel, België 2018
Un kaha di webu Bonaire 2019
een roos Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Drie keer per week is een goed begin. Utrecht, Netherlands 2018
Niemand zei dat het makkelijk was. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019
Sigui hunga ku kandela te ora bo kima bo man. Bonaire 2019
Sigui hunga ku kandela te ora bo kima bo man. Aruba 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.