Last week we featured the winner of the South African Film and Television Awards in the category Best Student Film, Roxanne Dalton, for the film Finding Freedom. This week we put the spotlight on Mia Cilliers, also a CFMS alumna, who won the Best Achievement in Directing in a Documentary Short award for the film Six to Six. Both alumni expressed immense gratitude towards Dr Liani Maasdorp from CFMS, who co-produced the two films.
Students will have access to experts in new technology, global media, international telecommunications and media studies. As a professional with a global perspective, the twinned degree is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge required to play a powerful role in redefining the way the world communicates.
On Tuesday, 8 May, renowned journalist and UCT alumna Zubeida Jaffer introduced CFMS to the online media initiative The Journalist. Jaffer explained that today’s students are clueless about certain aspects of the anti-apartheid struggle and the role the media played in South Africa’s liberation movement.
On Tuesday 16 May, Saheed Bello from the Department of Creative Arts at the University of Lagos in Nigeria, presented his research on adaptation at the CFMS seminar. He focused specifically on the adaptation of Half of a Yellow Sun, written by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and adapted to film by Biyi Bandele.