Terms and conditions

All entrants must adhere to the rules of the competition.


By entering the competition, entrants together with any other member of the public involved (all such persons being referred to as ‘Film the House Participant‘) hereby agree to be bound by these rules as amended from time to time.

It is the responsibility of Film the House Participants to keep themselves informed as to any updates of these rules, and they acknowledge that any failure to comply with these rules could lead to their disqualification without reasons being given.

Film the House, with respect to Film the House Participant’s involvement in the creation of a short film or video (the “Film”) pursuant to the terms below.

  1. Scripts must be no less than 3 pages, and no more than 20.
  2. Completed short films must be no less than 3 minutes and no longer than 15 minutes.
  3. With this submission, the applicant confirms that they possess all rights necessary for the screening of the submitted film.
  4. Entries must be independently produced and financed.
  5. The filmmaker retains all rights to the submitted film or script, giving permission to Film the House to screen the film at related events and on the Film the House website – and to showcase and/or refer to the script at events of Film the House’s.
  6. Only one entry per category. Entries made by a team should choose one representative to enter the competition.
  7. The person completing the submission process must be authorised to submit the film or script by all interested parties.
  8. The person completing the submission process must have obtained necessary permissions for the inclusion of any copyrighted music and/or images within the film or script.
  9. Entries must be the original work of the entrant.
  10. The Judges shall be those people detailed on the Film the House website.
  11. The decision of the Judges over every instance shall be final and unchallengeable. No correspondence will be entered into or comment issued on any matters concerning the decision, and no reasons given for any decision made by the Judges.
  12. The competition is open to anyone.  Entrants should, if under 18, obtain permission in advance from their parent or guardian and be able to demonstrate that to the Judge’s satisfaction. Employees of Authors’ Licensing and Collecting Society Ltd, Parliament, other sponsors, contractors, the promoters and individuals connected with any company involved in the competition, agents and members of the immediate family of the above people will not be eligible to participate.
  13. Proof of submission or of posting of a form will not constitute proof of delivery and no responsibility will be accepted for lost, corrupted, delayed or mislaid entries.
  14. There will be no cash or other alternative to the prize offered and prizes are not transferable.
  15. It is understood that Film the House reserves the right to screen or exhibit only those films/videos – or present all/part of any submitted scripts – which adhere to the ‘Rules of the competition’. EACH Film the House Participant hereby understands that he/she is responsible for all personal infrastructure, crew, cast, equipment, sets, locations, and other items necessary for participating in the competition, and all costs, expenses, damages and claims related thereto.
  16. Film the House is providing the event and the guidelines in which the Film the House Participant is taking part; a presentation and/or screening opportunity for some portion/s of the completed work; and prize(s) for the winner(s). The Film the House Participant hereby affirms that he/she will secure all rights to images, sounds and music used in his/her project; and/or will secure talent and location releases.
  17. The Film the House Participant hereby affirms that he/she will secure agreement from all cast and crew and hereby indemnifies, saves and holds harmless Film the House from any and all claims, costs, damages, expenses and liabilities arising from the creation, use or participation hereunder (including, but not limited to claims for negligence and other torts, unauthorised exhibition, discrimination, fraud, infringement and breach of contract) of Film the House Participant’s film/video.
  18. The Film the House Participant acknowledges that participation in the competition is without remuneration or compensation whatsoever.
  19. The Film the House Participant agrees that the competition is for recreational purposes only and that there is no obligation on the part of Film the House et al to assign a winner, to promote your script or to screen your film if it is not suitable for screening. These and all the rules are at the sole discretion of Film the House et al.
  20. The Film the House Participant acknowledges that any personal information (such as name and email address) provided with his/her entry may be used by competition organisers only for the purpose of communicating with Film the House Participant about the competition and will be processed in accordance with this Personal Data and Privacy policy.