On Monday 10th of June, UCT TV hosted the first day of the Stepping Stone Multicamera training module. Excited participants of the three-weeks programme were welcomed by Thabo Bopape, the Stepping Stone learning co-ordinator, Alan Johannes, UCT TV‘s Chief Technical Officer and Simphiwe Shabalala, the current assistant production manager.
Prof. Sir Zanele Muholi, an internationally celebrated and award-winning visual activist based in Johannesburg, invited UCT TV’s Stepping Stone to partner with their Inkanyiso organisation on documenting Ikhono Lasenatali, an art exhibition they organised in Durban.
UCT TV’s ScreenCubator Business Programme in partnership with Encounters, Wesgro, City of Cape Town and FNB, selected applicants from the programme to attend workshops and presentations on the 1st and 7th of June. The purpose of the two workshops was to give the ScreenCubatees the opportunity to learn about the business side of filmmaking. The workshops enabled the participants to register their production companies, open business bank accounts and to select professional business names for their companies.
On the 28th of May 2019, Ntuthuzelo Vika, Zingisa Mrwebi and Ayanda Ntsukumbini graduated with a matric-level qualification in Documentary Filmmaking from the #SteppingStone programme run by UCT TV. The graduation took place at SJC in Khayelitsha, followed by the students’ films screening.