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Tue, 12 Mar 2019 - 15:15

UCT is proud to be hosting the annual Sacomm Conference (South African Communications) this year.

Zubeida Jaffer: "The Journalist" as intervention
Sun, 14 May 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.

UCT Student Films Nominated for SAFTA Awards
Wed, 26 Feb 2020 - 11:00

Two films by UCT film and media students were nominated in the Best Student Film category of the 2020 South African Film and Television Awards happening in March this year.

Student Documentary to Screen on DSTV
Tue, 17 Dec 2019 - 08:00

A third-year student documentary on technology and the fight against gender-based violence will screen on DSTV on Tuesday, 17 December.

CFMS End-of-Year Academic Screenings 2019
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 - 17:15

CFMS 3rd year, honours and masters students present their end-of-year screenings.

The 2019 Postgraduate Colloquium
Sun, 20 Oct 2019 - 16:45

The Centre for Film and Media Studies hosted the annual Postgraduate Colloquium, a flagship event that brings together academic staff of the department and postgraduate students studying for their Honours, Master’s and PhDs in film and media. The event offers postgraduates the opportunity to present their ongoing work to their peers in a friendly atmosphere.

Prof Herman Wasserman to join the Scientific Committee of Reporters Without Borders
Wed, 16 Oct 2019 - 09:30

Prof Herman Wasserman has been invited to join the Scientific Committee of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontièrs).

A/Prof Chuma’s views on the importance of independent media
Mon, 30 Sep 2019 - 17:00

UCT News caught up with A/Prof Chuma after the public forum, “The future of independent media” hosted by the Institute for African Alternatives (IFAA).

In Memory of Nene
Fri, 06 Sep 2019 - 16:15

CFMS is devastated by the tragic loss of one of its first-year students, Uyinene Mrwetyana.

UCT Hosts SACOMM 2019
Fri, 30 Aug 2019 - 00:15

The University of Cape Town welcomed film and media scholars to join in on the annual SACOMM conference from the 28th-30th August 2019.

CFMS PhD participates in prestigious Oxford Media Policy Summer Institute
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 16:30

Chikezie Uzuegbunam, a CFMS PhD student has been chosen to attend a policy summer institute at Oxford University.

Prof. Adam Haupt Holdd his Inaugural Lecture as full professor as part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture Series
Thu, 08 Aug 2019 - 16:15

Our colleague, Prof. Adam Haupt, held his inaugural lecture as full professor as part of the Vice-Chancellor’s Inaugural Lecture Series. Adam is the Centre for Film and Media's first black full professor and the first member of the CFMS staff to reach attain professorship via ad hominem promotion. You can find out more here: