The Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS) and UCT Television Studio, with generous support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, are thrilled to be able to host a second round of the African Filmmaking Fellowship (AFF) in 2017. Invitations were sent to universities across Africa and the response was overwhelming. Over thirty applications were received from which twelve fellows, six faculty members and six postgraduate students, were selected. They come from Zimbabwe, Uganda, Namibia, Kenya, Ethiopia and Nigeria.
On November 18th & 19th, in partnership with Ster-Kinekor Cinema Nouveau and Goethe Institut Big Bad Wolf Pictures will be hosting an international Short Film Festival through the company's initiative "Our City Film Project", which is a filmmakers collective comprising of young filmmakers from around the world.
A 2016 Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) 2nd year film entitled Tomato Soup has been selected for the Shnit International Short Film Festival. Tomato Soup, directed by CFMS student Akuol de Mabior, is a four minute film about a bloody confrontation that ensues between a conservative Zulu mother and her new uninhibited daughter in law when they get together for a meal one afternoon.The film crew included Akuol de Mabior - director , Refiloe Mathafeng - producer , Anele Hlongwane - cinematographer , Steven Chang - editor and Alex Weiss - sound design.
Congratulations to Akuol and crew!
UCT Television Studio / Centre for Film and Media Studies / Stepping Stone are looking for UCT social responsiveness projects or programmes that have human interest to feature in these films. You are invited to propose a topic. Production costs, (equipment, crew, facilities) will be covered by Stepping Stone. The value of each production will range between R30 000 – R60 000, so this is a wonderful opportunity to highlight research or generate exposure free.
UCT TV will produce four 5-minute non-fiction films (documentary / promotional video) from 30 October 2017 - 1 December 2017 as part of the Stepping Stone community engagement video training course.