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Film & Video Technology: Home

This guide is a reference tool for Film & Video students at Cape Peninsula University of Technology.


In this guide you will find many resources to help your study and research in Film & Video. There is also a range of learning tools to help you to develop your research and study skills.

Use the tabs above to find books, journal articles and other resources for your assignments and research. 

Some facts about the film industry

  • There are 750 screens available over 125 cinemas.

  • Local movies grossed in the region of R87 million at the box office in 2010.

  • In the same year (2010) South Africa's highest grossing movie, Shucks Shabalala's Guide to S.A accumulated R38 million at the box office.

  • There were 17 co-production projects produced in 2011 with a total budget contribution of more than 706 million. These projects consisted of 7 feature films, 8 television series, 1 documentary and one once off project.

  • To date, South Africa has 8 co-production treaties with Germany, United Kingdom, Canada, Italy, New Zealand, Australia, France and Ireland.

  • Germany has been the leading co-producing partner. Between 2010 and 2011 a total of 18 films were co-produced by South Africa and Germany.


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