UCT Television Studio hosted a special masterclass: The Pitch SA! Luke Walton, a UK-based film producer as well as Laurie Hutzler, an international story and character consultant, were 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.
University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS)'s Honours graduation film,The Water Dancers documentary, has won a South African Film & Television Award for "Best Student Film" at the 13th Annual SAFTA Awards in Sun City.
There’s Still Good, a 2016 short LGBTQ film from University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies graduates, will get its international premiere at the TCL Chinese Theatre in Hollywood, as part of the Outfest Fusion People of Color film festival, this March. The film was written and directed by Ciaran Maidwell, produced by Daniel Ndevu, filmed and edited by Erin Macpherson, with production design by Kiara Ramklass and Thandie-Gula Ndebele. The production was mentored by award-winning documentary director, Simon Wood.
On Monday 12th of November, the participants continued editing their training films. The next day, mentors met with the participants to talk about radio edit and interview selects in order to perfect their editing skills. Afterwards, Lynn Brennan discussed basic sound mixing, colour correction and titles – critical aspects to reinforce their editing capabilities.