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.

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Examples of Previous Characters

Noah or Noor - klimaat activist Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019

Louis / Louise Laagland, taxi chauffeur Leeuwarden, Netherlands 2017

Bowie of Bo van der Wal, klokkenluider Utrecht, Netherlands 2018

Eli òf Elisabèt Rosaria, Sientífiko Bonaire 2019

Examples of Previous Props

Bala di vòli Bonaire 2020

une valise / een koffer Brussel, België 2018

Examples of Previous Lines

Drie keer per week is een goed begin. Utrecht, Netherlands 2018

Herrinner jij je de eerste keer? Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018

ik had iets onverwachters verwacht Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019

Daar maak ik me nu niet meer druk om. Nijmegen, Netherlands 2017

Required Line

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.

Required Character

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.

Required Prop

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.

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