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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
The Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town, in collaboration with the Dialogue of Civilisations Research Institute (DOC) based in Berlin, Germany, will host a symposium titled “BRICS Media Systems in a Digital Age” at the University of Cape Town on 6 and 7 September where issues such as digital activism, the political economy of BRICS media and media value systems in the BRICS countries will come under the spotlight.
Courtesy of the Daily Maverick, twenty journalism students from the Centre for Film and Media Studies enjoyed a series of presentations at The Gathering, an annual meeting of top journalists, thought leaders and industry specialists. Hosted at the Cape Town Convention Centre, students were inspired by the likes of Rebecca Davis, Pieter Dirk-Uys, Adriaan Basson, Ferial Haffajee and Mondli Makhanya.
“We have seen that the chiefs are selling land to business people, mining companies, giving land to foreigners to build malls. We know that sometimes our land rights are not properly written in the law. But we know that traditionally we have a land right” Mbhekiseni Mavuso, Makhasaneni, Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa – LAND RIGHTS ACTIVIST
On 3 August 2018, American actor, producer and activist, Danny Glover, visited the University of Cape Town for a seminar titled #AskDanny, hosted by Cineculture in partnership with UCT Centre for Film & Media Studies and Wesgro. Students had the opportunity to hear Glover speak about African media as well as their future careers in the industry.
CFMS is proud to announce that one of our faculty members, Associate Professor Tanja Bosch, is on Social Science One’s Africa Advisory Committee. SSO has created a unique partnership between academic researchers and private industry to work towards understanding and solving society’s greatest challenges.