There was a movie I used to watch a lot as a kid in the 90's about a wizard apprentice, I think. I remember it starting with some sort of fight in a village (kind of medieval) then the boy saying goodbye to his girl in the forest before heading off on his quest. I can't remember exactly what his quest was but i'm sure he was chased by a fog or the evil wizard who could turn into a bird. There is one scene I remember distinctly: our protagonist is in a row boat going under a bridge with a dark fog following, I think. I also think he had to visit the wizard head quarters, or school or council (one of them anyway.) So if you can remember it would be great! Thank you!
Five hats means that five tropers think it is ready to publish.
You are saying that you think this draft is ready to be published. That means the description is not ambiguous,
it doesn't duplicate an existing trope, there are at least three examples, and the title makes sense.