Highly Commended Films – PQA Film Festival 2019

1st October 2019

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 Films.

The judges were overwhelmed by the creativity and skill on show in these films, and although not selected to screen, we felt that they deserved to be celebrated.

Every day throughout October and November we will be sharing a brand new film from the Highly Commended list which will be broadcast on PQATV.com and shared across PQATV Facebook, Twitter & Instagram. 

Highly Commended films can be found on PQATV.com here

We encourage students to watch other Academy films, watching other short films is a great way to improve your own filmmaking so this list of films is your very own personal online film school!

Highly Commended
The Portal – Part 2 by PQA Bishops Stortford Friday – Green
Fortune Cookie by PQA Bishops Stortford PM – Blue
Brainstorming by PQA Bolton AM – Red
A Beautiful Broken Soul by PQA Bury AM – Red
A Night at Furniture Land by PQA Canterbury AM – Blue
Pot Noodle by PQA Canterbury AM – Red
Living Daydreams by PQA Canterbury PM – Blue
The Emoji Glitch by PQA Canterbury PM – Green
The Missing Children by PQA Chester AM – Green
Athlete by PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup AM – Red
Out Of Place by PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup AM – Red
Stolen by PQA Chislehurst & Sidcup AM – Red
Re:Try by PQA Colchester AM – All Academy
Spotlight by PQA Colchester AM – All Academy
Benched by PQA Darlington – Red
Walk with Me by PQA Darlington – Blue
Dear Diary by PQA Darlington – Blue
Feast by PQA Derby AM – All Academy
Stupid Cupid by PQA Enfield AM – Blue
Decompression by PQA Enfield AM – Red
The Huntsman by PQA Fylde – Blue
The Flight by PQA Fylde – Red
Pieces by PQA High Wycombe PM – Green
A Sprinkle of Revenge by PQA Ipswich PM – Blue
Clementine by PQA Leicester AM – Green
Detention by PQA Leicester AM – Red
Glitch by PQA Leicester AM – Blue
Dear Mitch by PQA Leicester PM – Blue
Freeze by PQA Leicester PM – Green
Perfect by PQA Leicester PM – Red
We’re Going on a Bear Hunt by PQA Lichfield AM – Poppets
Tipcat by PQA Lincoln – Blue
Andrea by PQA Lincoln – Red
The Red Balloon Must Go Pop by PQA Mallorca AM – All Academy
Message in a Bottle by PQA Mallorca AM – All Academy
Dream Job by PQA Mallorca AM – All Academy
Romance by PQA Nottingham AM – Red
Perfect by PQA Peterborough AM – Blue
PQA Spy Division by PQA Peterborough PM – Green
The Trouble with Elves by PQA Peterborough PM – Green
Cartoon – On and On by PQA Richmond PM – Red
China Bowls – To Belong by PQA Richmond PM – Red
How to Make a Film by PQA Rugby AM – Green
Shaun of the Dead by PQA Tees Valley AM – Red
The Edge by PQA Tees Valley AM – Red
Heaven’s Kitchen by PQA Thanet AM – Red
Reimagine by PQA Torbay AM – Blue
Superschool by PQA Tunbridge Wells PM – Green
Past Me by PQA Watford AM – Red
Red Group Sketch Comedy by PQA Watford AM & PM – Red
Stranger by PQA Watford PM – Blue
Diary of a High School Romance by PQA Watford PM – Red
Voiceless by PQA Watford PM – Green
Colour by PQA Watford PM – Green
Pirates by PQA Wirral AM – Green
The Silence by PQA York PM – Blue

Also on the Highly Commended list are films made for specific film competitions which include:

5 Week Film Challenge – Tinker Tailor Sneezing Spy by PQA Bristol
5 Week Film Challenge – Lost & Found by PQA Tunbridge Wells
5 Week Film Challenge – Cereal Kindness by PQA Hemel Hempstead
5 Week Film Challenge – A Slice of Action by PQA Bolton
5 Week Film Challenge – In Her Shoes by PQA Harlow
5 Week Film Challenge – Baby Sharks & Rubber Ducks by PQA Reading
5 Week Film Challenge – Disco Talent Show by PQA Aylesbury
5 Week Film Challenge – The Search by PQA Bishops Stortford
Big Screen Classics – It’s a Newt – Matilda by PQA Straford Upon Avon
Big Screen Classics – It’s a Newt – Matilda by PQA Chester
Big Screen Classics – I made my family disappear – Home Alone by PQA Eastleigh
Big Screen Classics – Bad Guys – Bugsy Malone by PQA Aylesbury
Big Screen Classics – Danny Meets Sandy – Grease by PQA Cardiff
Big Screen Classics – Welcome to Jurassic Park – Jurrasic Park by PQA Bromley
Big Screen Classics – Elle Wins Her Case – Legally Blonde by PQA Aylesbury
Big Screen Classics – I hate the way… – 10 Things I Hate About You by PQA Stockport
Big Screen Classics – Meets The Plastics (Boys) – Mean Girls by PQA Tees Valley

Films are available to watch on the Highly Commended YouTube Playlist here, further films will be added throughout October.