Carolyn Harris MP sings the praises of Film the House competition for young creatives in Swansea East
Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, is calling for promising filmmakers to enter ‘Film the House’, a competition that showcases the work of independent and student filmmakers in the UK.
Participants in Swansea East can submit their Film the House entries to Carolyn Harris, who will be seated on the panel of judges. The competition runs annually and brings attention to an important sector of the UK economy, whilst raising awareness and understanding of intellectual property rights.
Raising awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights amongst legislators, creators, and the public, is key to securing the future of the creative industries. The creative industries contributed £111.7 billion to the UK economy last year but will likely struggle to get back on its feet after the furlough scheme comes to an end, with Culture Secretary Dowden warning of job losses throughout the sector.
This annual competition is a chance to support some of our UK filmmakers, whilst protecting their future by raising awareness of copyright laws.
There are awards for independent directors, alongside an award for Under 19s and an award for 19s and over. The deadline for entries is July 2nd 2021.
Carolyn Harris, MP for Swansea East, said:
“This fabulous competition will give the young people of Swansea East the chance to demonstrate their talent to experts in the film and creative industry. I know that we are rich in talent in Swansea and our community spirit shines through in all the work we do. So, there is no better competition I can think of for our young people to enter than Film the House.
“This is a competition which enables creative talent in the constituency to shine. Not to mention raising awareness of the importance of protecting the work of our talented young people from copyright infringement.
“Film the House has come at a perfect time. As we slowly leave lockdown, we will be able to enjoy the things we have had to miss throughout the pandemic. Making sure young people have new opportunities opened to them will be one of these joys. So please, if you think you’ve got what it takes, enter the competition and start your career in the film making industry.”
Visit the website – https://filmthehouse.co.uk
Enter the competition – https://filmthehouse.co.uk/competition-details/how-to-enter
More information about clearing rights and copyright compliance – https://www.intofilm.org/copyright-and-compliance