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We are very pleased to announce that Save Bobby the Fish is the latest winner of our Film of the Month competition. The winning film was made by young animators from Hilderthorpe Primary School's Into Film Club in Yorkshire, under the guidance of filmmaker Peter Snelling from production company My Pockets.
Save Bobby the Fish (engaging for ages 5+) is a charming film about sea pollution, in which Bobby, a short-sighted little fish, realises that all of his friends have disappeared and been replaced by odd, silent fish...
I loved everything about this. So clever, amazing imagery, lovely clear speech and great that the children are getting involved and interested in such an important topic.Film of the Month Judge on 'Save Bobby the Fish'
If you're looking for more environmentally minded films aimed at young people, new documentary 2040 - which aims to challenge eco-anxiety with a positive outlook - is opening the Into Film Festival next week. Tickets are completely free, so check to see if there's availability at screenings near you!
We got in touch with the young filmmakers at Hilderthorpe to find out more about their winning film.
This was our first ever film! We have been watching and reviewing films for a long time and have always wanted to make one of our own, so we were really excited when we got to spend time making props and then having a whole day out of class in our film workshop.
We have been doing a lot of work in school about plastic pollution and ways to reduce this ourselves, and we wanted to spread the message to other people to make them know how not recycling plastic, or using too much, can really ruin the oceans. This is something we feel very strongly about as we want to make a positive difference to the world.
We hope that people can see that plastic in the ocean kills fish and other sea creatures and we hope that people might stop and think.
You can make eco-bricks to put their plastic in, and these can be used to build furniture and other cool stuff. You can also use bags for life, so that plastic bags don't end up in the sea. And instead of using plastic straws, you can buy metal or bamboo ones.
We all took an equal part to create the film because we spent quite a long time making all the props. We all made one of the plastic sea creatures you can see and also the backgrounds. We wrote the poem together as a brain storm and then everybody had a turn to say something so it was a big team effort!
We would practise the voice over a bit more because it was a bit weird taking into the microphone!
We like Pixar films, like Finding Nemo and Finding Dory, and the colours used in that for the coral reef is something we tried to create in our film. We like lots of Disney films too, like The Little Mermaid Flounder the fish is really cute and reminds us a bit of Bobby!
Listen to each other if you are working in a group, because everyone will have different ideas. Be prepared and make sure you know the story line and have all your props ready. But most importantly, have lots of fun!
Save Bobby the Fish will now be showcased to over 300,000 film club members online and all of our Film of the Month films are now on the Into Film YouTube channel, and they have won a £100 Amazon voucher for the whole club. Think you could win Film of the Month? Find out more about how you can enter our ongoing Film of the Month competition.
If you've been inspired by Save Bobby the Fish then make sure to check out the following films:
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Reading time 5 mins
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Suitable forAll ages
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