The Centre for Film and Media Studies, together with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) will co-host a symposium titled “BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age” at the University of Cape Town on 6-7 September. The event´s aim is to...
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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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Wednesday, 15 August 2018
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
CFMS talks gender and sexuality in African film for Africa Month

May was Africa Month, and in celebration, CFMS hosted two events for Women Screen Africa - firstly a screening of African films directed by women, and secondly a panel discussion on those films by postgraduate students.

Publication Date:
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 11:45
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