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MP Chris Gulaptis


Local high school students have until 4 June to submit their short films for Parli-Flicks, the inaugural NSW Parliament International Democracy Day short film award, Clarence Nationals MP Chris Gulaptis says.
“This is about giving young locals a chance to say what democracy means to them and hopefully both they and us politicians will learn from the experience,” Mr. Gulaptis said.
The MP, whose two adult children both work in the US movie industry, said filmmaking was a highly rewarding and educational venture that could lead on to bigger and better things.
“We might have the next Spielberg right here in the Clarence or Richmond Valley on the cusp of a great Hollywood career,” Mr. Gulaptis said.
The Parli-Flicks Short Film Award is sponsored by the Australasian Study of Parliament Group (ASPG) to mark International Democracy Day on 15 September 2021.
It is open to students in Years 7 to Year 12 and is free to enter. The overall winner will receive $250 in prize money and the honor of taking out the first Parli-Flicks trophy.
The short film can be fictional or documentary in style, use live-action or animation, be serious or light-hearted in tone. Films must run for no longer than 60 seconds and students can submit as an individual or in a group of up to five participants.
All winners will be invited to an awards night at NSW Parliament House on 15 September 2021, the International Day of Democracy.
For more information and details of how to enter visit the NSW Parliament Education website: