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
Lili or Lucas Durand, President Paris, France 2009
Andrew or Agnes Angstrom, Researcher Ottawa, Canada 2014
Pierre or Paulette Lapierre, Juré Lausanne, Switzerland 2013
M. Martin / Mme Martine Boulier, Ecrivain Paris, France 2010
Examples of Previous Props
Plume, Bird feather or a fountain pen Dijon, France 2014
tasse de café Lyon, France 2013
un drapeau Lyon, France 2012
un ticket de métro Paris, France 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
“They’re here.” Ottawa, Canada 2014
Mais pourquoi elle me regarde comme ca? Paris, France 2006
Qu'est ce que tu cherches Dijon, France 2012
Il ne reste plus qu'à y aller Lausanne, Switzerland 2013
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.