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Seminar: Towards a cinematic biography, Ken Gampu on and off the screen
Thu, 11 Oct 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
Thu, 11 Oct 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
Tue, 09 Oct 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
Mon, 08 Oct 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
Fri, 05 Oct 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"
Sat, 29 Sep 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
Wed, 26 Sep 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
Sun, 16 Sep 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
Sun, 16 Sep 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.

BRICS Media Symposium stimulates collaboration
Wed, 12 Sep 2018 - 11:00

The Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute (DOC) based in Berlin, Germany, hosted a symposium on 6 and 7 September 2018 at UCT. The event aimed to analyse and stimulate future collaborated research on the impact of digitalisation processes on society in BRICS countries (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa).

Screening: Whispering Truth to Power (Thuli Madonsela)
Tue, 04 Sep 2018 - 10:00

CFMS is proud to announce we will screen Whispering Truth to Power by director Shameela Seedat. Seedat will also be present to introduce the film on Friday 7 September in the New Lecture Theatre at 14:00. Whispering Truth to Power will also screen at the "BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age" symposium, which takes place on 6 and 7 September. The programme of the symposium can be viewed here

Seminar: Transformation of the media landscape through digitization of communication
Thu, 30 Aug 2018 - 10:00

On Tuesday 4 September, Prof. Dr. Jens Wendland from the Dialogue of Civilizations Research Institute in Berlin will present at our CFMS seminar on "The transformation of the media landscape through digitization of communication." The lecture aims to discuss the radical change of a media society due to digitization, with a focus on the German media landscape as an example.