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The Centre for Film and Media Studies is located in AC Jordan building on University Avenue, Upper Campus. We're on level 3 - our reception is room A205.
A 3rd year student film, Into Us and Ours, directed by Jessie Zinn, has won the Best International Short Film award at Ivy International Film Festival (US), and selected for the Cannes Film Festival Short Film Corner (France).
An agreement that will give students the opportunity to study a twinned MA degree in Global Media at UCT and at the London School of Economics & Political Science, has just been signed. The first intake for the twinned degree will be in 2017.
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Congratulations to Anneke Botha, graduate from the Centre for Film and Media Studies, on her special mention during the 2016 Oscar ceremony for her work on the multi-award winning Mad Max: Fury Road!
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Friday, 24 February 2017

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:00


Two of our alumni have been nominated for South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA awards) this year. Roxanne Dalton’s Master of Documentary Arts (MoDA) graduation film, Finding Freedom, is nominated for a Best Student Film award. Mia Cilliers is nominated for a Best Achievement in Directing - Documentary Short award for a film, Six to Six, she made with other MoDA alumni who formed a production company, Reel Epics, after they finished their studies at CFMS. Check out the trailer for Six to Six here and read what behind the scenes was like here.



Publication Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 21:45
Can I please go to the bathroom highlights how crucial affordable sanitary products are.

CFMS alumnus, 22-year old Jessie Zinn's short film, Can I Please go to the Bathroom?, recently featured at Design Indaba. The film, a form of design activism, explores the gendered phenomenon of how menstruation can hinder already marginalised girls' pursuit of an education. It ultimately considers the intertwining health and social issues, still considered taboo topics, that young women face in South African schools.

Can I Please go to the Bathroom? was selected to be part of the 2016 Sundance Ignite “What’s Next?” short film challenge, an initiative from Project 1324 and the Sundance Institute that seeks to highlight the bold new voices in the next generation of filmmakers. Read more about this independent filmmaker's work and watch Can I Please got to the Bathroom? here.

Publication Date:
Thursday, February 23, 2017 - 11:00

In 2015 the Centre for Film and Media Studies held a conference on television studies, and a special issue of journal articles emerged from the research presented at that conference. We took the opportunity to celebrate the fact that 2016 marks the 40 year anniversary of South African television.  The special issue examines a diverse range of South African television texts, reflecting on the complexity of television's role in our emerging nation. 

  You can access the edition by following this link:
Publication Date:
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 16:30