Current news articles for the Centre for Film and Media Studies.
UCT is proud to be hosting the annual Sacomm Conference (South African Communications) this year.
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.
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.
A third-year student documentary on technology and the fight against gender-based violence will screen on DSTV on Tuesday, 17 December.
CFMS 3rd year, honours and masters students present their end-of-year screenings.
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 has been invited to join the Scientific Committee of Reporters Without Borders (Reporters Sans Frontièrs).
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).
CFMS is devastated by the tragic loss of one of its first-year students, Uyinene Mrwetyana.
The University of Cape Town welcomed film and media scholars to join in on the annual SACOMM conference from the 28th-30th August 2019.
Chikezie Uzuegbunam, a CFMS PhD student has been chosen to attend a policy summer institute at Oxford University.
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: https://www.news.uct.ac.za/article/-2019-08-05-fighting-the-power-in-hip-hop-and-scholarship.