CFMS Production Equipment
CFMS' production equipment is housed at UCT Television Studio. The equipment is available to CFMS production students only taking the following courses; FAM2014S, FAM3016F, FAM3017S , FAM4000W...
Welcome to UCT Television Studio
Situated on two levels in the Baxter Theatre Centre, UCT Television Studio which is managed by the Centre for Film and Media studies department offers a 9 x 12m, fully soundproofed staging area with an overhead lighting grid and adjacent control...
Stepping Stone programme gives UCT academics the opportunity to make their research visual
As part of the Stepping Stone young filmmaker development programme , which takes place twice every year, UCT TV produces three 5-minute non-fiction films...
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UCT TV Production Unit
The UCT TV production unit was created due to the high demand from UCT staff for quality, affordable video products. The Unit specialise in creating promotional and training videos for departments, teaching material and recording special lectures.


Friday, 23 June 2017
Cannes After Dark, by Junaid Rawoot

The beaches have cleared. The free bar you and your crew have been aggressively consuming has packed away the empty wine glasses and all that remains is the mystery-meat finger food that was prepared in such an avant grade fashion no one was brave enough to try it. As you make your way towards the exit you shove the last of the business cards into your pocket and down the drink in your hand. So concludes another day at the Cannes Film Festival. And so begins another night…

Publication Date:
Tuesday, July 5, 2016 - 08:45
Navigating the Cannes Film Festival, by Jessie Zinn

"We were in the jungle, there were too many of us, we had access to too much money, too much equipment, and little by little we went insane" - Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse

Cannes is like a jungle – without knowing the terrain and routes, it’s easy to become lost… and slowly to go insane. There are too many people there, too much money and not enough time.  If you are going to Cannes (or any other film festival for that matter) it’s imperative for you to understand the basic topology of the festival’s environment to prevent a filmmaker’s apocalypse occurring in the swanky shores of the French Riviera (trust me, it happens). So before getting into the details of Cannes, let me just lay out a basic map of how the screenings work.


Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:00
3,2,1 Pitch! An overall impression of the 2016 Cannes Film Festival, by Jessie Zinn

6.30pm. Happy hour in Cannes. We are are standing on the beachfront at a networking event, listening attentively to a film pitch. The man eagerly pitching his idea to us has no idea we are film students with no money to finance his films. He rattles off his treatment – something about water, masculinity and wrinkled hands. We demurely sip our beers and nod attentively while trying to seem important. It was the perfect beginning to an incredibly hectic, humorous and fun filled journey at the Cannes Film Festival.

Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 08:45
CFMS Students Showcasing Their Films At Encounters International Documentary Film Festival

Centre for Film and Media Studies students, Jackie Ruth Murray and Mia Cilliers,both master’s students  will be showcasing their films at the  Encounters International Documentary Film Festival, which is currently running until 12 June 2016 in both Cape Town and Johannesburg.

The CFMS films will be screened at Encounters International Documentary Film Festival at the following dates;

The Daily Dose directed by Jackie Ruth  Murray -  Labia Theatre 1, SA Shorts 2, at 18:30 on Wednesday, 8 June.

Six to Six - directed by Mia Cilliers -  Labia Theatre 1, SA Shorts 3, at 18:30 on Friday, 10 June.

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Publication Date:
Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 08:45