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    Honour for Young Film Maker

    Lloyd's animation is shortlisted and screened at St Neots Film Festival.

    A short film by Second Form pupil Lloyd Bigger has made its big screen debut at this year’s St Neots Film Festival. The event, a celebration of local, national and international cinema, showcases work by talented film makers of all ages – with 46 films screened over three nights at Cineworld and Love’s Farm House.

    Lloyd’s stop motion animation, “The Siege of Truth”, was one of seven entries shortlisted in the children’s category for filmmakers aged 12 or younger. It was created with Playmobil figures and Lego as part of his First Form History studies and uses a technique whereby the camera is repeatedly stopped and started, to bring static objects to life on screen. 

    The 12-year-old said: "After a school visit to Warwick Castle, I filmed this for a project about castle attack and defence, using Animate It on an iPad. Seeing my film up on the big screen with an official 'U' rating was a bit overwhelming! There was a positive reaction from the audience though, which was great."

    Lloyd added: "At school there is a film and photography club, KiMedia, and there are opportunities to use film for homework tasks. In the past year I’ve made a film about English Literature, a Design and Technology film to demonstrate forces, and an educational film about e-safety. I have lots more ideas for films and animations and hope to be able to bring them to life in the future.”

    Senior School Art and Digital Learning teacher Mrs Abigail Fearing added: “There were more than 2,000 entries to the Festival and it was a fantastic achievement for Lloyd’s film to be shortlisted. It was a really enjoyable evening and I was very proud to see his work up on the big screen.”

    Click below to view an excerpt from Lloyd’s film.


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