DELYN'S MP is encourage his constituents to enter an 'exciting' competition.

David Hanson MP is inviting constituents to enter the prestigious 2019 ‘Film the House’ competition.

The competition, which launched on the September 9, encourages people to produce a parliamentary-based short film, with the chance to attend the ‘Film the House’ awards ceremony in Parliament in March next year.

The competition is open to UK based student or independent filmmakers. Those entering will need to provide details the local MP along with the submission, and which will be shared with local MPs.

Categories for entry include: Best Film Script– under 16, Best Film Script – 16 and over, Directors UK Best Film Direction – under 16, Directors UK Best Film Direction – 16 and over, Best Short Film – under 16 and Best Short Film – 16 and over.

Mr Hanson said: "The arts are a highly significant part of life in Delyn. We have the world-renowned cultural and creative hub that is Theatr Clwyd.

"Their productions and community outreach programmes inspire and entertain thousands of people. This is because of the talent of Flintshire people in the arts.

"That is why I am encouraging people to enter this competition."

Entries are submitted to your local MP who will do the first round of judging, so the competition gives Parliamentarians an opportunity to engage with a grass-roots creative demographic and provides the creative community with a vehicle through which to communicate issues to legislators.

In short, Film the House provides a means for the UK creative industries to communicate the importance of protecting their intellectual property rights in a 'fun' manner which gives a foundation for Parliamentarians to push hard to protect creative output and for MPs’ constituents to interact with their local MP (perhaps for the first time).

People are interested in this competition are encouraged to visit the ‘Film the House’ website at to find out more.

Mr Hanson added: "I wish everyone the best of luck who enters. I know the talent and creative flair of our local community will shine through."