17 April 2014

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Dust will be screened along with six other films made by other National Film and Television School (NFTS) graduates at the ceremony where BFI Chief Executive Amanda Nevill, Nik Powell Director of the National Film and Television School will present the young people with their certificates.

Wallasey school pupil Milo McAleny, 16, led as cinematographer on the film Dust with a crew of 11 other young people.

A Wes Anderson fan, Milo was handpicked to take part in the National Film and Television School’s intensive course from hundreds of BFI Academy graduates from all over the UK.

The course gives youngsters a chance to work with industry experts, such as Visual Effect Supervisor and Academy Award Winner Tim Webber (Gravity).

Milo discovered her film-making talent while taking part in the BFI Academy at FACT in 2013:
“FACT was a amazing place to get started. It helped me decide that film is my future. Meeting others who are as passionate was so great.”

Louise Latter, Young People’s Coordinator at FACT said:
“It has been an amazing journey for all of our budding film-makers. Milo’s worked so hard and we wish her every success! We are incredibly proud of all the young people who took part in the BFI Film Academy - which is so vital to give youngsters from across the UK a chance to access film-making experiences.”

It was the second time Liverpool arts centre FACT had been selected to become a BFI Film Academy - one of just 38 cultural venues across the UK given the honour.

FACT is currently recruiting young people to help programme a new film festival. For more information, contact louise.latter@fact.co.uk / 0151 707 4442 or visit the Get Involved page