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Professor Herman Wasserman, director of the Centre for Film and Media Studies, has been awarded the prestigious Georg Forster Research Award by the Alexander Humboldt Foundation. The award, granted in recognition of a researcher’s entire career...
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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Saturday, 20 January 2018
"There's Still Good" screening at Our City Film Project

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30
Masterclass by internationally acclaimed filmmaker Craig Foster
CFMS recently welcomed Craig Foster to the Baxter TV studio to give a masterclass to its screen production students. Craig is an internationally renowned documentary filmmaker in the field of natural history. He and his brother, Damon - the Foster Brothers - have been making films for over 30 years.  Together they have won over 60 international awards for their work, including the Golden Panda (the “Oscar” of natural history filmmaking).
Publication Date:
Thursday, October 19, 2017 - 13:00
CFMS 2nd year's short film Tomato Soup makes it to Shnit festival

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.

Publication Date:
Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:00
CMFS PhD Chikezie Uzuegbunam named one of 100 Brightest Young Minds

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.

Publication Date:
Friday, September 29, 2017 - 13:00