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Last weekend PQA held a special screening of Academy films from the Midlands at the Birmingham Film Festival. The festival ran for 10 days and screened over 150 films in […]

Big Screen Classics challenges Academies to recreate a famous scene from a classic movie. We take a look at PQA Swindon’s recreation of The Wizard of Oz. To recreate the […]

The hotly contested Film Challenge returned this Autumn with 19 Academies taking part making 26 films. We had so much fun watching the latest films…. and were a little scared […]

The New Voices short screenplay competition offers an exciting FREE opportunity for emerging screenwriters to have their short film produced featuring actors in training between the ages of 17- 19 […]

After months of hard work by PQA students up and down the country and weeks of watching and re-watching all the amazing entries PQATV are super excited to announce the […]

This summer PQATV challenged students to make a 10 second vertical film over the summer holiday featuring one of the funky PQATV genre characters from our YouTube channel. After much […]

The One Minute to Save the World short filmmaking competition was open to young filmmakers aged 19 and under. Organised in conjunction with the Children’s Media Conference, we asked young […]

PQATV interviews Jaine Green, Senior Vice President of discover.film and PQA Film Festival 2018 & 2019 jury member. Autumn is upon us and I’m delighted to have been asked back […]

PQATV is excited to announce the Academy films that have been selected for the inaugural PQATV Film Festival Slate. We will be managing film festivals submissions for the below films […]

The PQA Full Time Academy presents “From Page to Podcast”. ‘From Page to Podcast’ is a national short radio competition hosted by the Pauline Quirke Full-Time Academy in King’s Cross. […]

Ahead of the announcement of the PQA Film Festival 2019 Official Selection we wish to congratulate the 70 films which have made the PQA Online Film Festival of Highly Commended […]

Last year we held the very first PQATV Script to Screen. Filmmakers and screen actors came together for five intensive days working on their skills and techniques, devising two short […]

Big Screen Classics challenges students to recreate a famous scenes from a classic blockbuster. We had so much fun watching all the entries we received and were highly impressed with […]

Monster in the Fridge is a short film based on the PQATV Young Screenwriter 2018 winning idea by Meredith Ryder from PQA Hemel Hempstead. Monster in the Fridge follows a […]

Do you need a fun and engaging activity to help fill out the Summer Holidays? BAFTA Kids have exactly what you need. They are running their annual Young Presenter Competition […]

PQATV and the Children’s Media Conference challenged young people under 19 to make a short on the theme: ‘One Minute to Save the World’. We asked for a film that’s authentic […]

Devise and shoot a short film across five weeks incorporating a random prop, costume, line of dialogue and in the genre you are given at random. 14 September – 12 […]

Aspiring screenwriters, get your film made by a professional crew! PQATV are running a short film screenwriting competition, offering the chance for the winning student to have their film script […]

The PQA Full Time Academy have been working hard this term on producing original podcast episodes! Episode 1 and 2 of “Blunders” have been released and you can find details […]

PQATV and the Children’s Media Conference challenged young people to make a short on the theme: ‘One Minute to Save the World’. We asked for a film that’s authentic to them, about […]

Summer Holiday Mobile Filmmaking Competition! Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to produce a 10 second vertical film over the summer holiday. The winning film and runners-up […]

We challenged Academies to make a one shot 90 second film and the 2019 results are now in! We thoroughly enjoyed watching the entries and were highly impressed with the […]

What’s your favourite movie classic? Marty McFly going back in time, a close encounter of the third kind with a cute visiting Alien, or a trip down a yellow brick […]

We are delighted to announce the PQA Film Festival 2019 is now open for submissions. Building upon the success of the Regional Film Festivals in 2018 and the fantastic work happening in Film and Television at […]

We challenge you to make a single shot 90 second film! Your Academies 90 Second Hot Shots can be of any genre and it can be about absolutely any subject […]


PQA Script To Screen 2019 Do you love filmmaking or are you an aspiring screen actor? Want to make a short film in a week over the Summer? We are […]

We are excited to announce the results of the latest round of the popular 5 Week Film Challenge competition. The latest edition ran from 12th January to 9th February and […]


A Short Film Competition for Young People PQATV and the Children’s Media Conference have joined forces on a brand new filmmaking competition for young people aged 19 and under. ‘One […]


PQA Studios London are delighted to present the launch of ‘From Page to Podcast’, our new short radio play competition. If you have ever wanted to write a play for […]

12 Days of Christmas is a fun and creative musical filmmaking competition where we challenge you to come up with an Alternative “12 Days of Christmas”, think five skateboarding punks […]


The 5 Week Film Challenge asks students to make a creatively inventive short film in just 5 Academy sessions. Each are presented with a random theme, prop, costume and line of […]


The PQA National Film Festival & Awards will take place at the Empire Cinema Leicester Square on Sunday 25 November. Students, parents and teachers will walk the red carpet before watching their films […]


The PQA Muswell Hill Regional Film Festival will take place at the Muswell Hill Everyman Cinema on Sunday 18 November, 9:30-14:30. The red carpet event will feature film screenings, an awards ceremony, […]


The PQA Bristol Regional Film Festival will take place at the Bristol Everyman Cinema on Sunday 11 November, 9:30-14:30. The red carpet event will feature film screenings, an awards ceremony, as well […]


The PQA Leeds Regional Film Festival will take place at the Leeds Everyman Cinema on Sunday 4 November, 9:30-14:30. The red carpet event will feature film screenings, an awards ceremony, as well […]


We loved watching all the entries to our 10 Seconds of Summer micro film competition, and after much deliberation and debate we are proud to announce the winner is *drum […]


PQATV are extremely proud and excited to announce the very first winner of the inaugural PQATV Screenwriting Competition…. drum roll please… “A Monster In The Fridge” by Meredith Ryder from PQA Hemel […]


PQATV Short Film Screenwriting Competition 2018Earlier this year PQATV launched the first short film screenwriting competition. We were overwhelmed with entries and after much careful consideration, we are proud and […]


Come and take a look at what happened during the film shoot for Episode One of PQATV Productions brand new fantasy adventure children’s television show – Summerlake! Journey with us […]


Are you friendly and engaging, with a passion for presenting?  BAFTA Kids have launched an amazing opportunity that is perfect for our Academy students aged 7-14 to enter. The “Young […]


Over 60 Academies took part in the 2017 & 2018 4 Week Film Challenges at the beginning of the year, each tasked with making a short film with a randomly […]


For our Short Film Scriptwriting Competition we are asking for a ‘Treatment’, but what exactly is one? A Script Treatment is a written document put together by a writer, normally after they […]


We kickstarted this year with our 4 Week Film Challenge, with 54 academies taking part across the UK. Take a look at this Behind The Scenes film made by PQA […]


Nick Pilton, head of film and television at the Pauline Quirke Academy, talks about the launch of PQATV.COM, the brand new home for academy films, in-house PQATV productions and much […]


Call For Entries PQA are delighted to announce the PQA Film Festivals & PQA National Film Awards 2018 are open for entries! Building on our commitment to excellence in Film […]


Summerlake is the very first in house PQATV production and we filmed the pilot episode in October in the beautiful Lake District. When brother and sister Megan and Bradley are […]


We are excited to announce that PQATV, our very own online TV Channel, is now live! PQATV is the new home for the best short films and programmes made at […]