By David Hanson MP / Latest News / / 0 Comments

Film the House Competition 2018

I am once again calling on constituents in Delyn to enter 2018’s ‘Film the House’ competition.

‘Film the House’ is a competition run by MPs to find the filmmakers of the future. It also raises awareness of the importance of protecting intellectual property rights among creators, legislators and the general public.

This is a parliamentary-based film and scriptwriting competition for student and independent filmmakers based in the UK.

Entries are submitted to your local MP who will do the first round of judging so the competition gives Parliamentarians an opportunity to engage with a grass-roots creative demographic and provides the creative community with a vehicle through which to communicate their issues to legislators.

In short, ‘Film the House’ provides a means for the UK creative industries to communicate the importance of protecting their intellectual property rights in a fun manner which gives a foundation for Parliamentarians to push hard to protect creative output and for MPs’ constituents to interact with their local MP.

The competition is open to UK based student or independent filmmakers. Entrants will need to provide details of who their local MP is along with their submission and the local MP will choose one work from each category to put forward for judging.

Categories are:

1) Best short film – under 16
2) Best short film – 16 and over
3) Best original film script – under 16
4) Best original film script – 16 and over.

People wanting to enter the competition can do so here: http://filmthehouse.co.uk/competition-details

The creative industry is important to the UK. It brings with it jobs and investment, but most importantly it allows people a way to communicate how they feel about their lives, their communities and their future far better than any other manner. That is why I am calling on all students and independent filmmakers in Delyn to enter this fantastic competition.

Scriptwriters and filmmakers from around the UK have endorsed this competition as a great stepping stone for their careers. Not only will it be a great addition to anyone’s CV but it is your opportunity to get your message out to a wider audience.

It doesn’t matter if you are studying at school or trying to get started as an independent filmmaker you can all enter. Because of the categories you can enter for it allows for an even playing field. I have witnessed first-hand the talent that Delyn has to offer and I hope that our communities will be represented in the final of ‘Film the House’.

More details on the competition can be found at: http://filmthehouse.co.uk/competition-details/how-to-enter