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UCT TV Hosted A Special Masterclass: The Pitch SA!
Tue, 02 Apr 2019 - 09:00

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.

The Water Dancers wins Best Student Film at SAFTAs
Tue, 05 Mar 2019 - 09:00

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 Premieres in Hollywood
Fri, 22 Feb 2019 - 07:00

 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.

UCT Television Annual Shutdown
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 16:15

UCT Television Studio wishes its clients a wonderful and restful festive season! The studio will close from the 14th of December 2018  until the 13th of January 2019. The studio will open on the 14th of January 2019. During closure, no equipment bookings, collections and returns will be taking place. We look forward to connecting and doing business with you in the new year!

Vacancy:Chief Technical Officer - UCT Television
Fri, 14 Dec 2018 - 15:45

 Applications are invited for the post of Chief Technical Officer responsible for the operation of the UCT Television  Studio.

Do you have film or video production skills? Have you worked in a multi-camera studio environment? Do you have management or project management experience? Do you have a strong work ethic and like delivering work of a high standard by a set deadline? Do you like working with a diverse group of people in a collaborative and supportive environment? Do you like teaching others and continuously improving your own knowledge? Are you looking for the security of a permanent position, while being able to manage your own work day to reach performance goals and standards set by a line manager? If so, this might be the perfect position for you.

Deadline for application is the 21st  of January 2019. Apply!

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AFF / Stepping Stone Nov-Dec 2018: Week Three
Thu, 13 Dec 2018 - 14:45

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.

AFF / Stepping Stone Nov-Dec 2018: Week Two
Tue, 27 Nov 2018 - 11:30

UCT TV is proud to announce that AFF / Stepping Stone Single-Camera course is well underway! The training module continues during week two. On Monday the 5th of November, Thabo Bopape, the Stepping Stone Learning Co-ordinator, gave participants feedback on pitches for their first group projects. He spoke about different elements including roles, preparing a script, call sheets, release forms and various permits, schedules, interview questions, etc.

CFMS and UCT TV Hosting Third Round of AFF with Support from Robert Bosch Stiftung
Tue, 20 Nov 2018 - 08:15

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).

AFF / Stepping Stone Nov-Dec 2018: Week One
Wed, 07 Nov 2018 - 12:30

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 Friday to Watch High Fantasy Screening Hosted by CFMS !
Mon, 15 Oct 2018 - 13:45

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.


CILT is Looking For a Video Producer!
Wed, 10 Oct 2018 - 08:15

 The Centre for Innovation in Learning and Teaching (CILT) invites applications from suitably qualified candidates for a full time, 2-year appointment starting from December 2018. The main purpose of this position is to direct, plan, schedule, and record, edit and publish digital media productions for use in online and blended learning courses, and the promotion of UCT teaching and learning initiatives.For further information about CILT see

We Are Looking for Mentors for Short Film Course!
Mon, 17 Sep 2018 - 12:30

UCT Television Studio and  Stepping Stone are presenting a unique non-fiction filmmaking course during the November/December year-end break. We are looking for individuals who are experienced in all areas of production to “mentor” the trainees throughout the process. Your role will be primarily assisting and aiding the flow of pre-production, production, post-production as the trainees will be receiving extensive training in the form of workshops throughout the duration of the course.