Press release from Dan Rogerson MP:
MP Dan Rogerson is urging local musicians and filmmakers to enter Parliament’s Rock the House and Film the House competitions.
The competitions aim to raise political awareness of the importance of copyright and intellectual property to the film and music industries. People are invited to enter their films or music to the competition over the next few weeks, with MPs then nominating the best submissions from their constituencies to be presented to a panel of industry experts who determine the finalists.
Both competitions offer Cornwall’s creative minds the chance to have their work judged by leading industry figures. Prizes range from festival slots, studio time and equipment to the opportunity to have work premiered in London’s West End.
Previous local entrants include film-maker Will Coleman from Bodmin who came 2nd in the 2012 ‘Film the House’ competition. His film, Horn of Plenty, showed storyteller Will Coleman as he strides, pipes, drinks and rows his way across Kernow, welcoming Spring, celebrating Summer, from Helston Flora to Padstow May Day, St Just Lafrowda to Saltash Regatta, telling Cornish creation tale the Horn of Plenty.
Singer-songwriter Harri Larkin from Morwenstow also made the finals of 2013’s Rock the House competition, coming third in the under-19 solo category. Both entries were nominated by North Cornwall MP Dan Rogerson.
Applications are open now and will close on 31 March. For more information on how to enter Rock the House go to www.rockthehouseHOC.com/apply.html; and for Film the House www.filmthehouse.com/apply.html.
Commenting, Dan Rogerson said:
“Rock the House and Film the House are great opportunities for aspiring artists and film directors of any age looking to find a way into their respective industries. Cornwall is a vibrant place with a wealth of talented individuals and this competition is the perfect opportunity for this talent to be showcased in Parliament.
“I would encourage all local musicians and film makers to find out more by clicking on the links above. The deadline for entrants is the 31st March – good luck to those who enter!”
Click to watch Will Coleman's prize winning 'Horn of Plenty'
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