Film the House Competition

There is a great opportunity for constituents to enter a prestigious Parliamentary-situated film and script-writing competition for student and independent filmmakers based in the UK.

Founded by former MP Mike Weatherley, 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. After an initial judgement, recommendations are 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 the UK has to offer, as well as raise awareness about the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) to our creative industries and country.

Dates for the 2017 competition are:

- 31 July 2017: Closing date for entries to MPs’ offices
- 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 here.

If you would like to apply please email me at