Welcome to UCT Television Studio 2021
Situated on two levels in the Baxter Theatre Centre, UCT Television Studio which is managed by the Centre for Film and Media studies department offers a 9 x 12m, fully soundproofed staging area with an overhead lighting grid and adjacent control...
CFMS Production Equipment
CFMS' production equipment is housed at UCT Television Studio. The equipment is available to CFMS production students only taking the following courses; FAM2014S, FAM3016F, FAM3017S , FAM4000W...
Stepping Stone programme gives UCT academics the opportunity to make their research visual
As part of the Stepping Stone young filmmaker development programme , which takes place twice every year, UCT TV produces three 5-minute non-fiction films...


Saturday, 24 July 2021

The University of Cape Town is the premiere university in Africa with an international reputation for excellence in teaching and research. The Centre for Film and Media Studies at the University of Cape Town offers a range of courses that equip graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills to embark on a career in the film and media industry.

The Centre for Film and Media Studies in collaboration with the NGO Sunshine Cinema is offering a six month FIlmScreening Impact Facilitator Short Course from June 2021. We are looking for a programme manager to join the team from August 2021 - January 2022 on a part time, short term contract basis. We need someone who can work from home; must have high speed internet access and their own computer for online teaching and should be available to commence work on Tue 2 August.

Publication Date:
Tue, 29 Jun 2021 - 11:00
AFIFF UCT Impact Sessions: 4 and 5 November 2020

The University of Cape Town’s Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS) will be hosting four sessions on documentary impact producing at African Film For Impact Festival(AFFIF)  this year on  the Zoom platform. The sessions will be offered on the first two mornings of the festival, 4 and 5 November.

The AFIFF webinars form the culmination of UCT’s ‘Impact Series’, offered at virtual film festivals and markets this year. The first, at Encounters South African International Film Festival highlighted the alternative distribution strategies devised by the For Sama team. The second comprised three panel discussions at the Durban Filmmart. 

Publication Date:
Mon, 02 Nov 2020 - 08:15
Encounters, UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator present : IN CONVERSATION: DISTRIBUTION NOW

Encounters, UCT Centre for Film and Media Studies and ScreenCubator present : IN CONVERSATION: DISTRIBUTION NOW “Creative flexibility in pandemic times” with the Marketing, Distribution and Impact Producers behind the Oscar nominated film FOR SAMA.Since lockdown distributors and impact producers around the world have had to re-imagine access to audiences. On the commercial distribution side challenges include compensating for loss of income due to cinema closure, navigating prestigious awards entries with no cinematic release and deciding which online platforms to stream the film on.

Publication Date:
Tue, 25 Aug 2020 - 09:45
The 22nd edition of @EncountersDoc goes ONLINE this year from 20-30 August!

The 22nd edition of @EncountersDoc goes ONLINE this year from 20-30 August! Watch exciting film premieres, Q&As and participate in industry events for FREE!  #EncountersDoc! Encounters cements its place as Africa’s leading documentary festival as it celebrates its 22nd year by making most of the films free-of-charge to view on virtual platforms, but will also screen at selected cinema venues in Johannesburg and Cape Town from 20 -30 August.

Publication Date:
Wed, 05 Aug 2020 - 12:00