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Zubeida Jaffer: "The Journalist" as intervention
Sunday, May 14, 2017 - 10:00

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 role the media played in South Africa’s liberation movement.

Panel: The state of political journalism in a changing South Africa
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:15

Join us on Wednesday 17th October 2018 at 16:00 in AC Jordan Room 2F for a panel discussion titled "The state of political journalism in a changing South Africa". 



Screening: High Fantasy
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:15

Join us on Friday 19 October 2018 to watch High Fantasy, a South African comedy which was screened in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival.

Seminar: Towards a cinematic biography, Ken Gampu on and off the screen
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:15

Join us on Tuesday 16 October at 13:00 in AC Jordan 4A for a seminar by CFMS "Towards a Cinematic Biography: Ken Gampu on and off the screen"

The Water Dancers International Premiere in Poland
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 10:15

CFMS graduates' documentary The Water Dancers premieres in Krakow, Poland on October 20th, in competition at the International Green Film Festival, following its national festival tour with screenings in Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town this year.

CFMS PhD Kene Chibogu doing exchange at LMU, Germany
Tuesday, October 9, 2018 - 16:45

Kenechukwu Chibogu, CFMS PhD candidate, has commenced his exchange programme at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (LMU), Germany. Chibogu is participating as part of CFMS UCT - LMU exchange agreement which was launched in 2017 in order to promote and facilitate academic exchange among students of the institutions.

Seminar: Analysis of socio-cultural relevancy and inclusivity of an “Afropolitan” University course
Monday, October 8, 2018 - 11:00

Join us on Tuesday 9 October at 13:00 in AC Jordan 4A for a seminar by CFMS' Msakha Mona titled "Socio-cultural Relevancy and Inclusivity in Academic Development in an “Afropolitan” University: An analysis of DOH1009F at the University of Cape Town."

CTIFMF: Opening night film produced by CFMS alumna
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 10:15

Sew the Winter to My Skin, produced by CFMS alumna Layla Swart, will open the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF) on 9 October 2018. A cinematic ballad of South African outlaw John Kepe, the film is a brilliant example of visual storytelling.

CFMS postgrads attend SACOMM 2018: "Communication at a Crossroads"
Saturday, September 29, 2018 - 21:00

This year’s SACOMM conference entitled "Communication at a Crossroads", was hosted at the University of Johannesburg, 12-14 September 2018. Media scholars and students from Southern Africa attended the event. CFMS postgraduates had the opportunity to attend and present their current research in front of a crowd of established scholars.

CFMS alumnis' 'The Home' at CTIFMF Works in Progress Lab
Wednesday, September 26, 2018 - 08:45

Two CFMS alumni Jessie Zinn and Chase Musslewhite's film The Home will feature as part of the Works in Progress Lab at the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival (CTIFMF), which takes place from 9-19 October 2018 at venues across the V&A Waterfront in Cape Town.

The Water Dancers selected for two more festivals
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 21:00

Following its world premiere at the 39th Durban International Film Festival, the CFMS graduates' documentary The Water Dancers has been selected as part of the 7th annual Jozi Film Festival – set to screen at the Bioscope Independent Cinema on 30 September at 11:00; and the Cape Town International Film Market and Festival – at venues across the city’s V&A Waterfront in October.

African Films and Oral Literature: An Adaptation Perspective
Sunday, September 16, 2018 - 20:45

On Tuesday, 18 September, a new addition to the CFMS PhD cohort, Kene Chibogu, will present his research titled "African Films and Oral Literature: An Adaptation Perspective". The seminar will take place in AC Jordan 4A at 13:00, snacks in 205 at 12:30.