With generous support from the Robert Bosch Stiftung, the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) and UCT Television Studio are thrilled to host a third round of the African Filmmaking Fellowship (AFF). Invitations were sent to universities across the continent and over fifty applications were received. After a rigorous and tough process, eight fellows were selected: four faculty members and four postgraduate students. The fellows come from Zimbabwe, Uganda and Ethiopia and represent Kyambogo University (Uganda), Midlands State University (Zimbabwe), Addis Ababa University & Mekelle University (Ethiopia), National University of Science and Technology (Zimbabwe).
UCT TV is proud to announce that Stepping Stone Single-Camera course is back!
On Monday 29th of October, UCT Television Studio and the Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) hosted the first day of the training module. Participants were welcomed by Dr. Liani Maasdorp, the studio’s academic director as well as the Centre for Film and Media Studies' director, Professor Herman Wasserman. A delicious breakfast from Niche Quiches was served. The fellows and participants were introduced to documentary (single-camera production). In the afternoon, Francois Botha talked about group dynamics & diversity training.
Come join us next week on Friday the 19th of October between 14h00 - 16h00 at the New Lecture Theatre in Upper Campus to watch High Fantasy, a South African comedy, which was screened in the Discovery section at the 2017 Toronto International Film Festival. This film was directed and produced by Jenna Bass. It was co-written and co-filmed by Jenna Bass with the cast: Qondiswa James, Nala Khumalo, Fransesca Varrie Michel, Liza Scholtz & Loren Loubser. High Fantasy is a Fox Fire Films, Big World Cinema and Proper Film Production.
University of Cape Town's Centre for Film and Media Studies(CFMS)'s Honours graduation film,The Water Dancers have been selected to its first international festival, marking the film's international premiere. The documentary will be screened on the 20th of October at the International Green Film Festival in Poland. The Water Dancers will also subsequently be screened across four more African countries namely; Burkina Faso, Rwanda, Kenya and Namibia, as part of the Goethe Institut's Science Film Festival. On a local note, the documentary will be screened on the 12th & 16th of October at the Cape Town International Film Market & Festival (CTIFMF). Well done to The Waters Dancer film crew (Daniel Ndevu, Tessa Barlin, Robyn Palmer, Erin Macpherson & Michael Dawson) !