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.
Professors Adam Haupt and J. Griffith Rollefson (University College Cork, Ireland) recently launched the debut issue of Global Hip Hop Studies, an interdisciplinary hip hop journal.
The University of Cape Town’s (UCT) Professor Herman Wasserman has been invited to deliver a keynote address at the World Health Organization’s (WHO) first infodemiology conference.
UCT Television (UCT TV) established remote audio production services to continue recording news podcasts for UCT news shortly after the lockdown started. This is a continuation of a collaboration between the UCT Communications and Marketing Division (CMD) and UCT TV. The podcasts are embedded in the corresponding news articles and published on the UCT news page, giving the audience an option to listen to the articles or download the podcast to listen to offline instead of reading them.
Higher Education Today, a television talk show hosted by educational consultant Steven Roy Goodman, has collaborated with UCT TV every second year since 2013. In June 2019, he decided to collaborate once more with UCT TV’s Stepping Stone group to produce a new series of episodes on South African Higher Education. 2 of the 5 segments filmed during this round of Stepping Stone won Telly Awards!
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).