I am calling for local creators to enter Parliament’s prestigious Film the House competition.
Founded by the All Party Film Group, which I am a member of, the annual competition offers the opportunity to put local film-makers in direct contact with the movers and shakers of the film industry, and to have the best of UK talent take front and centre stage. Nominations will be initially judged by me, and he will recommend which films should be put forward for judging by the leading lights of the industry, with prizes that include top-notch equipment, advice from professionals in the film industry and the winners’ films being screened. The Film the House competition is a pioneering opportunity to showcase what Delyn and the UK has to offer, raising awareness about the important of Intellectual Property (IP) to our creative industries and country.
Dates for the 2017 competition are:
• 31 July 2017: Closing date for entries to my office
• 30 August 2017: Closing date for MPs to announce their constituency nominations and submit their respective shortlists to the final judging panel
• 24 October 2017: Award Ceremony with screening, House of Commons, London
More information on how to apply for the competition can be found at:
Delyn has a quietly thriving arts scene, which all too often is overlooked nationally. But I know that we have some excellent film-makers, producers, script writers and actors living in North East Wales and this competition is an excellent way for them to get their name out to the big names in the film industry.
The prizes that can be won are absolutely fantastic and I know would be excellent in helping any budding film-maker in getting ahead in a tough industry.
I urge as many people as possible to enter this competition, and I look forward to getting out the popcorn and judging your entries. If what I have seen of our arts scene is anything to go by Delyn will have an excellent chance of reaching the final in October. You have until the 31 July 2017 to submit your film project.