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.
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
Eli òf Elisabèt Rosaria, Sientífiko Bonaire 2019
Bowie of Bo van der Wal, klokkenluider Utrecht, Netherlands 2018
Ken òf Kelly, politiko Bonaire 2017
Karel of Karin Gerritse, Penningmeester Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019
Examples of Previous Props
Een deken Rotterdam, Netherlands 2022
Kompas Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2021
een fotolijstje Eindhoven, Netherlands 2020
Een trofee Rotterdam, Netherlands 2021
Examples of Previous Lines
Vorige week zou ik ja gezegd hebben. Utrecht, Netherlands 2017
Jusqu'ici, tout va bien..." / "Tot nu toe gaat alles goed... Brussel, België 2018
Ne dites pas mon nom ! Brussel, België 2019
Daar heb ik niet op gerekend. Amsterdam, Netherlands 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.