Daniel Cannon, a second year student on our Level 3 Extended Diploma in Creative Media Production, has won the Best Direction award at this year’s FACT Young Persons Film Awards.

Daniel was given a summer project to make a film in one day. So during half term he set about making a film called Homeless about a homeless teenager who is granted his one true wish.

Daniel then entered his film into the Awards and beat off some stiff competition to take the title of Best Direction at the awards ceremony, held on in Liverpool.

Both tutor Adam Cain and Course Leader Yvette Wheddon are thrilled that one of their students has won such a prestigious award. Well done Daniel!

FACT are one of our partners within the School of Media and Arts at Southport College.

The School of Media and the Arts is a new feature at Southport College for 2013. After a significant reinvestment in the facilities for students studying Art and Design subjects we are excited to announce this new development.

The School of Media and the Arts is a specialist unit within the College designed to give you first-hand access to industries you might be working in after college and university. The School has partnership arrangements with:

•FACT- FACT (Foundation for Art and Creative Technology) is the UK’s leading media arts centre, based in Liverpool.

•107.6 Juice FM- 2012 Sony Radio award winners and Liverpool’s hit music station

•Trinity Mirror North West- Publishers of regional newspapers including the Southport Visiter and Liverpool Echo

•Southport Comedy Festival- An independently organised festival of comedy in its 2nd year.

•Sefton Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Our partnership arrangements mean students at the School receive:

•Behind the scenes tours of the premises

•Work placement opportunities at industry leading businesses

•Guest speakers on their courses from experts in their field

•A course that has been designed with the input of industry leaders.

To learn more about our School of Media and Arts courses call our course guidance line on 01704 392704 or email guidance@southport.ac.uk

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