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
Olivia of Oliver, buikspreker Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Louis or Louisse van der Laan, Ghostwriter Eindhoven, Netherlands 2018
Max of Maxi, binnenhuisarchitect Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Elvis of Elvira Deuntjes zanger/zangeres Eindhoven, Netherlands 2017
Examples of Previous Props
Kompas Nijmegen, Netherlands 2021
een ei Utrecht, Netherlands 2017
een haarborstel Eindhoven, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Lines
Drie keer per week is een goed begin. Utrecht, Netherlands 2018
Ik respecteer je beslissing, maar accepteer hem niet. Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2021
Het zijn de dingen waar dromen van gemaakt zijn Eindhoven, Netherlands 2018
Dat had ik je ook kunnen vertellen. Eindhoven, Netherlands 2020
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.