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 31 October 2016 - 2 December 2016 as part of the Stepping Stone community engagement video training course.
The Fall is a collaborative piece of Workshop Theatre devised by eight dynamic recent graduates from UCT’s Drama Department and facilitated by Clare Stopford. These students have all already made their mark on the local theatre scene. It is based on their experiences as people of colour during the #RhodesMustFall and subsequent movements. It hones in on their individual and intersectional challenges in the movement.
Colonisation continues to haunt us materially, socially and psychologically. Students, workers and academics all over South Africa are taking it upon themselves to tackle the still-continuing, silent, traumatic effects of oppression in South Africa.
Filmmakers Without Borders is offering a funded fellowship to experienced filmmakers and arts educators to teach filmmaking, media literacy, and technology directly to Bhutanese students. Selected participants will also work with local artist collectives and media organisations in an effort to integrate digital tools into Bhutan’s creative sector. Filmmakers are provided airfare, housing, a food stipend, and evacuation insurance for 1 full year.
When our plane touched down in South Africa I was beyond exhausted. Although time seemed frozen while we were in France, nothing at home had slowed down in the slightest. The following day I went straight back to work (all of us held down full-time jobs at the time - and we’re talking film hours here!), so it took me about two weeks to process everything we had just experienced.