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UCT and LSE enter into partnership to offer twinned degree in global media
Friday, July 1, 2016 - 13:00

Students will have access to experts in new technology, global media, international telecommunications and media studies. As a professional with a global perspective, the twinned degree is aimed at equipping students with the knowledge required to play a powerful role in redefining the way the world communicates.

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.

Our student film "Scarlet's Tale" screens at Wavescape Film Festival
Tuesday, December 12, 2017 - 19:15

“The day I was attacked by a shark my life changed, for the better.” Scarlet’s Tale is a documentary film that tells the incredible story of a bond between a man and Scarlet, the great white shark who took his leg. It’s a story about confronting society’s greatest fears, overcoming extreme adversity and changing perspectives. The film, created by CFMS third years Faine Loubser – Director; Trygve Heide – Director of Photography and Producer; Khiraad Mathura – Editor and Sound in cooperation with the featured Achmat Hassiem and their mentor Craig Foster, has been selected to screen at this year’s Wavescape Surf and Ocean Festival.

Our Digital Media Production's "Queer Me Out Project" is ready to be heard
Friday, November 17, 2017 - 11:00

Three CFMS students, Annabela Bekker, Jessica Barraclough and Alix Hodge, have created a unique and original web-based interactive documentary entitled the Queer Me Out Project. These 2017 Digital Media Production class students have created a platform that explores the relationships between language and LGBTQIA+ identity in Cape Town and South Africa.

CFMS PhD attends course in France on “The Journalistic Field, Media, Culture and Participation”
Tuesday, November 14, 2017 - 19:00

CFMS PhD student Chikezie Uzuegbunam recently attended a fully funded PhD short course on "The Journalistic Field, Media, Culture and Participation" in Paris, France. The course, which ran from 24-28 October, is dedicated to bring together emerging and senior scholars to debate key dimensions of participation, both in regards to traditional audiences and to the new forms of digital collective actions.

Round Two for CFMS and UCT TV's African Filmmaking Fellowship
Tuesday, November 7, 2017 - 09:00

The Centre for Film and Media Studies and UCT TV, with generous support from the Bosch Stiftung, are thrilled to be able to host a second round of the African Filmmaking Fellowship (AFF) in 2017. Invitations were sent to universities across Africa and the response was overwhelming. Over thirty applications were received from which twelve fellows, six faculty members and six postgraduate students, were selected.

"There's Still Good" screening at Our City Film Project
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30

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.

"There's Still Good" screening at Our City Film Project
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30

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.

"There's Still Good" screening at Our City Film Project
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30

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.

"There's Still Good" screening at Our City Film Project
Friday, November 3, 2017 - 10:30

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.

CFMS Masters student Vanessa Clark on Maggs on Media for her fake news research
Thursday, November 2, 2017 - 09:15

CFMS Masters student Vanessa Clark was interviewed on Maggs on Media this week for her research on fake news. Maggs on Media is a weekly digest of media issues and topical advertising, broadcast on eNCA. Jeremy Maggs, host of Maggs on Media, and his team got in touch with Vanessa after her Daily Maverick article was published.

CFMS Dr Martha Evans' new book looks at influential speeches in SA, from Malan to Malema
Monday, October 30, 2017 - 17:15

CFMS Dr Martha Evans has just had her most recent book entitled Speeches that Shaped South Africa: From Malan to Malema published, by Penguin Random House South Africa. Here follows a description of the book:

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