Film The House is an innovative and fun Parliamentary initiative designed to raise awareness of the importance of copyright to film makers, of film itself and the creative industries in general among parliamentarians and the Government.
Launched in November at an event at the Houses of Parliament along with Rock the House – which aims to raise awareness about the importance of intellectual property in the music industry – Film the House seeks to celebrate the best up-and-coming amateur film producers, directors and script-writers from across the UK.
The competitions are sponsored by key industry players including Lionsgate, Google and Viacom and supported by celebrity patrons.
Chi Onwurah, MP for Newcastle Central, is calling for filmmakers and musicians from Newcastle to enter the competitions. Chi said:
“Newcastle has a very active, exciting and imaginative arts, culture and media environment which already contributes much to the life of the city. These competitions offer individuals and companies the opportunity to benefit by the quality of their work being recognised nationally."
Musicians and film makers enter their original material to their MP, who can nominates one entrant per competition category. Finalists and winners are selected by a panel of industry executives. Winners of the competitions will have their work played in Parliament, as well as receiving a range of kit and PR prizes.