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
Dinh Phuc Long/Dinh Thu Van, Bác sĩ/ Tiến sĩ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2012
Trần Bảo Ngọc, Nghệ sỹ Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2011
Pham Minh An, Taxi/Xe Om/Xyclo Driver Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2010
Lê Văn Danh/Lê Vân Dung, Giáo Viên Hanoi, Vietnam 2011
Examples of Previous Props
bóng đèn Hanoi, Vietnam 2014
bánh trung thu Hanoi, Vietnam 2012
a stick of incense Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2010
Examples of Previous Lines
[Tôi] nghĩ [tôi] vừa nói thế. Hanoi, Vietnam 2012
Đừng quên thỏa thuận của chúng ta. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2014
“Nó chỉ có vẻ bề ngoài thôi Hanoi, Vietnam 2011
Còn đâu mà tìm. Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 2011
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.