UCT TV will be hosting a BBC Africa Workshop session on Solutions Journalism on Wednesday the 26th of February between 12h00 to 14h00. The workshop will feature 2019 BBC Komla Dumor Award recipient, Ugandan journalist Solomon Serwanjja. BBC World Service Group Head of Editorial Partnerships and Special Projects, Emily Kasriel, will be facilitating the Solutions Journalism part of the session. Former BBC Africa Bureau Head Milton Nkosi will chair the session.
UCT Television Studio will be hosting a special masterclass: The Pitch SA! The masterclass will be on the 26th of February 2020 between 13h00 and 14h00 in Beattie Building Lecture Theatre 115, UCT Upper Campus. Luke Walton, a UK-based film producer as well as Mark Blaney and Jackie Sheppard, SA producers - Footprint Films, are invited as guest speakers to talk about this great competition! The Pitch SA is a unique opportunity for one winner to make a short film with professional production support worth in excess of R300 000.
UCT’s Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) is excited to announce that two of its students’ graduate films have been nominated in the Best Student Film category for the upcoming SAFTAs! The UCT films nominated are Tidal a 2018 – Honours documentary film and ANTHEM a 2019 – 3rd year SRP film. These nominations are coming after two CFMS graduate films, The Water Dancers (2017) and Finding Freedom (2016) won SAFTAS in 2019 and 2017 respectively.
Participants have been given briefs to their client projects and began shooting filming on Monday.
One group is shooting a promotional video for Christine Mburu, a UCT post-grad student in The Departments of Computer Sciences’ ICT4D project. Christine developed an app called Preemie Mom Care, which is aimed at assisting mothers who have had premature infants. The app allows mothers who cannot attend to their children every day, to check on their baby’s vitals and receive daily updates from the neonatal unit’s nurses and doctors attending to their infants. The app also provides a platform for mothers to interact with and support each other. The group is mentored by Cian Small.