The Centre for Film and Media Studies offers a range of courses that equip graduates with theoretical knowledge, practical and creative skills to embark on industry careers, teaching, and research. Join us: be inspired by the world of film and media!
Find us
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.
Foreign capital: A short history of Tanzania's film industry by Aylin Basaran On Tuesday 18 April, Aylin Basaran from the University of Vienna presented her research on the history of Tanzania’s film industry from the 1960-90s. According to Basaran...
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...
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.
Home > Home


Wednesday, 28 June 2017
CFMS Student Showcase: Film and Journalism

On 9 and 10 June CFMS will be hosting a student showcase to the public to highlight our work in film and media. This will take place in the Neville Alexander Lecture Theatres 1 and 2 on UCT Upper Campus. CFMS offers two majors - one in Film and TV Studies, and another in Media and Writing.

Publication Date:
Monday, June 5, 2017 - 10:45
PICS: CFMS students visit City of Cape Town Council Chambers

CFMS' third year Interactive media and Broadcast Journalism students recently went on a field trip to the City of Cape Town Council Chambers. The trip was in the lead up to modules in Data Journalism and Video Documentary, both with strong focuses on the City of Cape Town with respect to spatial inequality and the City Budget for the 2017/18 financial year.

Publication Date:
Friday, June 2, 2017 - 10:15
PICS: CFMS students meet Vice Africa Bureau Chief

On Friday 12 May, CFMS students were visited by Jackson Fager, the Vice Africa Bureau Chief. Students of the third year Interactive Media, Broadcast Journalism and Screen Production classes gathered at the UCT TV Studio housed in the Baxter Theatre Complex for a screening and QnA session of Vice on HBO's "Right to Die" - a 25 minute documentary on the legal provisions for the practice of euthanasia in the US and Europe.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, May 31, 2017 - 10:45
Peace journalism in Zimbabwe and South Africa

On Tuesday 23 May, CFMS' Dr Wallace Chuma presented his research on peace journalism that he showcased at the UNESCO World Press Freedom Day in Jakarta earlier in the month. It forms part of the overall research Chuma conducted alongside Prof Herman Wasserman and Associate Professor Tanja Bosch for the Media, Conflict and Democratisation (Mecodem) project.

Publication Date:
Friday, May 26, 2017 - 13:30