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Tuesday, 22 August 2017
Facing human fragility – SAFTA winner Mia Cilliers

Last week we featured the winner of the South African Film and Television Awards in the category Best Student Film, Roxanne Dalton, for the film Finding Freedom. This week we put the spotlight on Mia Cilliers, also a CFMS alumna, who won the Best Achievement in Directing in a Documentary Short award for the film Six to Six. Both alumni expressed immense gratitude towards Dr Liani Maasdorp from CFMS, who co-produced the two films.

Publication Date:
Thursday, March 30, 2017 - 11:15
The dance between good and bad makes us human - SAFTA winner Rox Dalton

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
SAFTAs: CFMS Alumni bring home the gold

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
Can “Trumpism” change the role of media in US society? Prof Monroe Price

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