Calling all budding filmmakers and YouTube artists…

Local MP Jo Swinson is urging would-be filmmakers in East Dunbartonshire to enter “Film The House”. This national competition 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 work. Jo Swinson will nominate her top film from the area for the UK competition, which aims to also raise awareness of the importance of film and the creative industries.

Supported by the British film industry, Film The House gives entrants the chance to win a screening of their film to industry executives at the House of Commons.

Commenting Jo Swinson said:

“Film The House is a great opportunity for aspiring film makers of any age looking to find a way into the industry. I’ve already seen online some great creations by young people in the local area, showcasing BMX and skate-boarding stunts. I hope lots of people take this opportunity to get their talents noticed at a national level.”

Categories for submission 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 Houses of Parliament.

For more information on how to apply visit


  • 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.

This competition follows the success of the founding parliamentary competition Rock the House. Supported by patrons including Alice Cooper, Robin Gibb, Mark Hoppus, Ian Gillan and Charlie Simpson from Busted, the competition is now in its second year, and celebrates the very best of up-and-coming unsigned British artists, and the live music venues that support them.

For more information please visit or contact Amy Bourke or Lucy Hopkins on 0207 618 9142, [email protected]

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