One of CFMS's 2016 graduate short films, "There's Still Good" written and directed by Ciaran R. Maidwell, will be screening at this year's LGBT- themed "Our City Film Project." The film is focalised through Will, a young black student who travels to the suburbs of Cape Town to meet his white boyfriend’s mother. It is a film about the danger of a single story, about how stereotypes can be damaging to personal relationships, especially in a post-apartheid, South African context.
A 2016 CFMS 2nd year film entitled Tomato Soup has been selected for the Shnit International Short Film Festival. 19 films are included in this year’s Kaapse Bobotie program. Tomato Soup, directed by CFMS student Akuol de Mabior, is a four minute film about a bloody confrontation that ensues between a conservative Zulu mother and her new uninhibited daughter in law when they get together for a meal one afternoon.
Chikezie Uzuegbunam, a second-year doctoral student at the Centre for Film and Media Studies, University of Cape Town has just been selected and named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds in Africa by an international leadership development organisation, Brightest Young Minds (BYM) headquartered in South Africa.