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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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Monday, 27 March 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

CFMS recently announced that two of its alumni received awards at the South African Film and Television Awards. Rox Dalton's film Finding Freedom won the best Student Film Award, and she was asked to share her experience with us.

Publication Date:
Friday, March 24, 2017 - 09:00

CFMS recently announced that two of its alumni were nominated for the South African Film and Television Awards, and we are privileged to broadcast that both Mia Cilliers and Roxanne Dalton won in their individual categories.

Watch this space to learn more about these two talented filmmakers, and in the meantime follow Mia on Twitter at @miacilliers and SAFTAs at @SAFTAS1.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 10:30

On Tuesday 14 March, Prof Monroe Price delivered a talk called "Freedom of Expression in the Trump Era: Some Preliminary Observations" at the Centre for Film and Media Studies. Prof Price, who left some of the attending lecturers “starstruck”, is currently the Director of Annenberg's Center for Global Communication Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, USA. He referred to himself as a “fading professor” but his analysis of US President Donald Trump’s impact on defining the role of journalists in the current US society proved to be anything but fading.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 08:45