10 Seconds of Summer 2020

29th July 2020

Your challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to produce a 10 second film over the summer holiday.

Every summer PQATV challenges our talented young filmmakers to make a film that’s only ten seconds long! Sounds easy yeah? Well actually it’s super hard to tell a story with a beginning, middle and end in such a short space of time. But we’ll make it worth your while the winning five films will be released on PQATV and screened at the PQA National Film Awards and, oh yeah, almost forgot you’ll also get to take part in an exclusive live online masterclass with Hollyoaks Director Amy Coop. So, get your filmmaking caps on and get filming and if you need inspiration head over to the PQATV YouTube Channel and take a look at Ten Seconds of Summer playlist, it’s great fun.


  • Films must be exactly 10 seconds long and include a title.
  • Films should have a beginning, middle and end and can be about anything.
  • Please make sure you have permission from whoever appears on screen and use copyright free music.
  • Films should be of the best technical quality with great camerawork, sound and editing.

Once you’ve made your film, please follow the instructions below and then email your entry to virtual@pqacademy.com by Sunday 6th September 2020.

Watch the winners and runner ups from the last 2 years below!