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
Noah or Noor - klimaat activist Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Fred or frederique van der Trap, Tapdancer Nijmegen, Netherlands 2019
Max of Maxi, binnenhuisarchitect Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
Meneer of Mevrouw de Bie, Spelshow presentator Nijmegen, Netherlands 2018
Examples of Previous Props
spuitbus Amsterdam, Netherlands 2018
een ei Utrecht, Netherlands 2017
een armband Amsterdam, Netherlands 2019
une valise / een koffer Brussel, België 2018
Examples of Previous Lines
Niemand zei dat het makkelijk was. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2019
Ne dites pas mon nom ! Brussel, België 2019
Ik hoop dat je gelukkig wordt. Rotterdam, Netherlands 2017
Het zijn de dingen waar dromen van gemaakt zijn Eindhoven, Netherlands 2018
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.