Red carpet rolled out for PQA Richmond
Students from The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts in Richmond are delighted that their short film, And You My Love Will Never End, has been selected for the inaugural PQA National Film Festival at Empire Cinema, in Leicester Square on Sunday 25th November.
Students, parents and teachers from The Pauline Quirke Academy of Performing Arts, whose films were selected by a judging panel, will walk the red carpet before watching their films on the big screen, followed by a glitzy awards ceremony.
The PQA students put in many hours devising, performing and producing every element of their film. Their hard work paid off when it was selected for the Festival by the judging panel.
It will be shown alongside films from Academies in Enfield, Leicester, Swindon, Edinburgh, Cardiff, Cambridge, Darlington, High Wycombe, Tees Valley, Watford, Bishops Stortford, Bristol and Hertford.
With titles ranging from The Superhero Schoolgirl to Supernova, the films cover a wide range of subjects and styles, with PQA students devising, performing and producing every element together.
Nick Pilton, Head of Film & Television at PQA, said: “I would like to congratulate all the Academies, students and staff who have contributed fantastic films. It is a great achievement and testament to the quality of Film & Television education at the Academies. Film & Television at PQA is important, and these festival events are a chance for students, not only to see their films on the big screen, but also to have an opportunity to learn new things about filmmaking and to meet other young filmmakers and actors from across PQA.”
Oliver Mason, Principal at PQA Richmond, said: “I am overjoyed that we have two films at two different festivals this autumn. It gives our cast and crew of students the opportunity to walk the red carpet and to see all their hard work on the big screen. It’s a pleasure to see students go through the whole process of filmmaking. To then have such a lovely opportunity and to see their work in these wonderful settings is inspiring and exciting for all involved. I’m incredibly proud of the whole team.”
To see a trailer for the PQA National Film Festival, visit https://vimeo.com/294561856.
PQA, which was started by actress Pauline Quirke and her producer husband Steve Sheen in 2007, is a weekend performing arts Academy providing tuition for children and young people from 4-18 years. Students spend three hours rotating through hour-long sessions in Comedy & Drama, Musical Theatre and Film & TV. There are more than 170 Academies nationwide.
For more information about PQA Richmond, contact Oliver on 07581 537971.