UCT Television Studio / Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) / Stepping Stone are presenting a multi-camera training course during the July / August university holidays. Only a limited number of applicants can be accepted. The course is free of charge to deserving applicants. Participants will learn and practice basic skills in studio camerawork, vision mixing, directing, sound recording and floor management. In addition to the above skills, participants will gain experience in working as part of a multi-camera studio crew and recording a live talk show with presenter and guests. The course runs from the 24th of July 2017 till the 11th of August 2017.
Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) alumnus Aliki Saragas’s documentary film, Strike a Rock will be screened at two prominent film festivals. Strike a Rock, will be screened in South Africa at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival on the 1st of June and in the United Kingdom (UK) at the Sheffield International Documentary Film Festival on the 11th of June.
The Festival will start from the 1st of June till the 11th June in Cape Town and Johannesburg. In Cape Town the films will be screened at V& A Nouveau, The Labia and Bertha Movie House. Encounters this year will screen more than 32 South African films and 19 World Premieres. UCT and Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) alumnus, Aliki Saragas' Strike a Rock film will premiere at the Encounters International Documentary Film Festival on the 1st of June.
For more information about Encounters and to download the International Documentary Festival's pdf programme, click here.
Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) alumni were honoured at the SAFTA awards ceremony, which took place at the Sun City Super Bowl on the 16th and 18th of March 2017. CFMS alumna Mia Cilliers won a SAFTA in the Best Achievement in Directing – Documentary Short category, for her documentary Six to Six, which she produced with Reel Epics Productions in 2016. Reel Epics Productions is an independent production company started by CFMS film graduates Jackie Ruth Murray, Roxanne Dalton and Mia Cilliers.
Roxanne Dalton won a SAFTA in the Best Student Film category for her documentary Finding Freedom, which she submitted in fulfillment of her Masters in Documentary Arts degree at CFMS last year.