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UCT TV hosted a Producers Workshop on the 2nd of August 2019, which forms part of UCT TV's ScreenCubator series. TV producer, Liezel Vermeulen facilitated the workshop which explored key notes and tips on funding and budgeting for film productions.
For the final week of the program, the participants shot and edited five new episodes of Higher Education Today, a television talk show hosted by educational consultant Steven Roy Goodman. Goodman is an expert in advancing the academic, social, and professional needs and aspirations of the students and families he advises – and matching those needs to select colleges and universities.
On Tuesday and Wednesday the participants were divided into two groups and each group came up with a talk show concepts, which they shot and edited after extensive planning. Group One produced a game show entitled “Mzansi Love”. The humorous game show had a presenter who asked the participating four contestants general knowledge questions based on South African culture and history.
UCT TV’s ScreenCubator and Encounters Film Festival invited filmmakers to pitch their impact strategy for social justice projects on the 15th of June 2019 as part of the Impact Springboard Project. This workshop assisted the winning projects in designing the impact strategy for their social justice film with relevant support and seed funding!
On Monday 10th of June, UCT TV hosted the first day of the Stepping Stone Multicamera training module. Excited participants of the three-weeks programme were welcomed by Thabo Bopape, the Stepping Stone learning co-ordinator, Alan Johannes, UCT TV‘s Chief Technical Officer and Simphiwe Shabalala, the current assistant production manager.
Prof. Sir Zanele Muholi, an internationally celebrated and award-winning visual activist based in Johannesburg, invited UCT TV’s Stepping Stone to partner with their Inkanyiso organisation on documenting Ikhono Lasenatali, an art exhibition they organised in Durban.
UCT TV’s ScreenCubator Business Programme in partnership with Encounters, Wesgro, City of Cape Town and FNB, selected applicants from the programme to attend workshops and presentations on the 1st and 7th of June. The purpose of the two workshops was to give the ScreenCubatees the opportunity to learn about the business side of filmmaking. The workshops enabled the participants to register their production companies, open business bank accounts and to select professional business names for their companies.
On the 28th of May 2019, Ntuthuzelo Vika, Zingisa Mrwebi and Ayanda Ntsukumbini graduated with a matric-level qualification in Documentary Filmmaking from the #SteppingStone programme run by UCT TV. The graduation took place at SJC in Khayelitsha, followed by the students’ films screening.
Are you ready to design an impact strategy for your social justice film but you just need support and little seed funding to get you going? Pitch your impact strategy on 15 June during Encounters to compete for a grant package valued at over R10 000.
UCT Television Studio / Centre for Film and Media Studies (CFMS) / Stepping Stone are presenting a multi-camera training course during the June / July 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 10th of June 2019 till the 28th June 2019.
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.
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.