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Pete Wishart MP urges would-be Perthshire filmmakers to enter national film competition

Published date : 28 May, 2012

The Scottish National Party’s Mr Pete Wishart MP, Member of Parliament for Perth & North Perthshire, has called for local amateur film makers to enter FILM THE HOUSE, a national competition that celebrates up-and-coming amateur film producers, directors and script writers across the UK. Film lovers of all ages are urged to get their creative juices flowing, and submit their amateur films to FILM THE HOUSE.   Pete Wishart MP will nominate his top film from the area for the national competition, which aims to also raise awareness of the importance of intellectual property rights, film and the creative industries. Founded by Mike Weatherley MP and supported by the British film industry, FILM THE HOUSE gives entrants the chance to win a screening of their film to film industry executives at the House of Commons. Speaking today (Monday) Mr Wishart said: “FILM THE HOUSE is a great opportunity for aspiring film makers of any age looking to find a way into the industry. I am excited to see the films that the people of Perthshire can come up with. “The competition is designed to promote the wealth and variety of film in the UK. Categories include drama, thriller, action, comedy, music video, documentary, as well as a separate category for under 18s which can be any genre. “The closing date for nominations is 30th June and the winners will be announced on the 30th October at a special reception and screening of the winning film at the House of Parliament. “Supported by the Alliance Against IP Theft, a campaign I am a big supporter of, FILM THE HOUSE is an innovative and fun Parliamentary initiative to raise the political profile of the importance of intellectual property rights, film and the creative industries, among Parliamentarians and the Government and I hope to see as many submissions from the Perth & North Perthshire constituency as possible.

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