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
Fred or frederique van der Trap, Tapdancer Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
Elvis of Elvira Deuntjes zanger/zangeres Eindhoven, Netherlands 2017
René or Renee Wilhelmus, ambtenaar van de burgelijke stand Nijmegen, Netherlands 2021
Gerard of Gerda Breur, Elektricien Rotterdam, Netherlands 2020
Examples of Previous Props
een handschoen Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
een hoed Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
Videoband Rotterdam, Netherlands 2020
een paperclip Nijmegen, Netherlands 2017
Examples of Previous Lines
ik had iets onverwachters verwacht Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
Hier heb ik zolang op gewacht Utrecht, Netherlands 2021
Dat had ik je ook kunnen vertellen. Eindhoven, Netherlands 2020
Die zag ik niet aankomen. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2021
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.