Revealing the 2020 Into Film Awards Nominees

27 Jan 2020 in Into Film Awards

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IFA 2019 - Best Documentary winner 'A Miner's Story'
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We're beyond excited to reveal the phenomenal nominees for the 2020 Into Film Awards! Across the board, we received more entries this year than ever before - a true testament to the success of so many Into Film Clubs and evidence of the many passionate young filmmakers across the UK.

This year's nominees will be joining us at London's ODEON Luxe Leicester Square for a star-studded ceremony on 18 March 2020. We're thrilled that David Walliams OBE will be hosting proceedings, with a wealth of talent from the world of film attending to present awards to inspirational teachers, incredible Into Film Clubs, and the next generation of filmmaking talent.

Without further ado, the 2020 Into Film Awards nominees are...

  • Click the film titles below to watch the nominated films.
  • Click names to see films about Into Film Club and Teacher nominees.

Into Film Club of the Year: 11 and Under (Sponsored by MGM Studios)

Into Film Club of the Year: 12 and Over (Sponsored by Lucasfilm Ltd)

Teacher of the Year (Sponsored by Working Title Films)

Film Reviewer of the Year (Sponsored by IMDb)

  • Cai, aged 16 - Into Film Cymru YAC Members Club, Swansea, Wales
  • Koti, aged 14 - Chipping Campden School, Gloucestershire, England
  • Archie, aged 16 - Cheltenham, England

Best Film: 11 Years and Under (Sponsored by Warner Bros. Creative Talent)

  • Save Bobby the Fish - Made by Hilderthorpe Primary School - East Riding, Yorkshire, England
  • Change Starts With Us - Made by St. John's Primary School Dernaflaw - Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland
  • Out of Bounds - Made by Highfield Junior School - Bromley, London, England

Best Film: 12-15 Years (Sponsored by Paramount Pictures) 

  • I'm the One - Made by Eden - Powys, Wales
  • Bella's Requiem - Made by Langley Park School for Boys - Bromley, London, England
  • Pie - Made by Miro - Cambridge, England

Best Film: 16-19 Years (Sponsored by Motion Picture Solutions)

  • Inside of Me - Made by Mouth that Roars - Hackney, London, England
  • Bob's Your Uncle - Made by Mercer - County Down, Northern Ireland
  • Ghost Bois - Made by Rhodri - East Finchley, London, England

Best Documentary (Sponsored by Universal Pictures International)

Best Animated Film (Sponsored by Disney)

Ones to Watch (in partnership with the BFI Film Academy)

  • Jack, aged 18, from Henfield, West Sussex, England
  • Leoreta & Mahek, both aged 17, from Westminster Academy, London, England
  • Hedydd, aged 16, from Penygroes, Gwynedd, Wales

Stay tuned for the return of the Audience Choice Award (Sponsored by Netflix), which will launch in the coming days, and give you - the public - the chance to decide which film deserves an Into Film Award.

Save Bobby the Fish - Made by Hilderthorpe Primary School - East Riding, Yorkshire, England

A small fish named Bobby finds that his friends have become trapped in a plastic-littered ocean, and sets out to find a way to free them in this environmentally-minded stop motion short.

Change Starts With Us - Made by St. John's Primary School Dernaflaw - Dungiven, County Londonderry, Northern Ireland

Starting with a news report highlighting that bullying exists even in the highest offices in the world, one school needs some divine intervention to help a group of young people see the error of their ways.

Out of Bounds - Made by Highfield Junior School - Bromley, London, England

When two school children decide to pop to the shop during break time for some sweets, they have no idea of the chaos unfolding in their absence.

I'm the One - Made by Eden - Powys, Wales

The residents of one small town demonstrate that everyone has their own story and their own issues to deal with, in a poetic and impressively staged one-shot film.

Bella's Requiem - Made by Langley Park School for Boys - Kent, England

A group of lads make a gruesome discovery in the woods, and find themselves under suspicion from the police. Little do they know that much deeper secrets are about to be revealed, in a film with an ending that's open to interpretation and simply begs to be discussed.

Pie - Made by Miro - Cambridge, England

A delightful and laugh-out-loud comedy in which a disparate group of characters sit around a table and argue over who gets to eat the last piece of pie; an argument that soon spirals rapidly out of control...

Inside of Me - Made by Mouth that Roars - London, England

 A Black teenager struggles to reconcile his modern London lifestyle with his African heritage, in this well-acted story about finding and cementing your own identity.

Bob's Your Uncle - Made by Mercer - County Down, Northern Ireland

A bickering brother and sister embark on a treasure hunt left to them by their late uncle Bob in his will... but just what is the treasure that lies at the end of it?

Ghost Bois - Made by Rhodri - London, England

In this spooky comedy, two enthusiastic lads enter the local woods in the hope of tracking down a missing girl and claiming the reward. But what if the woods really are as haunted as they're rumoured to be?

Content Note: Ghost Bois contains scary scenes and two instances of strong bad language - recommended for viewers aged 15 and over.

1 Year - Made by Ben - Merseyside, England

An affecting documentary in which one young person charts their first year on testosterone as they transition to becoming the person they truly are.

It's Just Not Fair! - Made by Castleton Primary School - Glasgow, Scotland

Imagine living in a town with no supermarket - that's the situation the children of Castleton Primary in Castlemilk, Glasgow live with, so they set out to make a point in this fun rallying cry to the big supermarket chains.

17 and Deaf - Made by Neil - Cambridge, England

This documentary charts Jenny's experiences of life without her hearing, as she navigates high school and aspires to be a footballer.

Overload - Made by Joe Blandamer - Axminster, Devon, England

How does it feel to have autism and ride on a busy train? This brilliant stop-motion animation explores what it feels like when an everyday situation begins to feel a bit too much.

Small Change - Made by Polly - Bordon, Hampshire, England

A hilarious exploration of the way society uses money, as we follow the (mis)adventures of a £5 note as it passes from person to person.

The Shakespeare Project - Made by Jessica - Market Deeping, Lincolnshire, England

This animated documentary recounts the life of William Shakespeare in creative ways, making it both a great example of stop-motion and entertainingly educational.

The Drelincourt Primary School - County Armagh, Northern Ireland

Dunn Street Primary School - South Tyneside, England

Norbury Manor Primary School - London, England

Larbert High School - Falkirk, Scotland

Alloa Academy - Clackmannanshire, Scotland

Greenhead College - Huddersfield, England

Yasmin John - The Hollies School, Cardiff, Wales

Timm Dadds - Cwmrhydyceirw Primary School, Swansea, Wales

Jennifer Torrance - West Denton Primary School, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England

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