Welcome to the weekly Campus news of the week roundup here at Campus Moments Magazine. There are around 40 polytechnics, colleges and universities in Zimbabwe. Here’s a snapshot of the most compelling stories that happened on campus around the country this week, according to the institutions’ social media pages.
MSU LANDS TOP FILM AND THEATRE AWARDS
The Midlands State University Film and Theatre Arts Department put on a sterling performance at the One Act Play and Music Festival and Zimbabwe International Film and Festival, held on the 2nd of September 2017 at Charles Austin Theatre, in Masvingo.
The team comprising, Alson Muchato a level 4:2 student, Mitchel Mungeni level 1:1 and Nicole Jamu level 4:1 won the best actors and actress awards respectively, beating Great Zimbabwe University, Charles Austin Theatre, Campbell Theatre Club, Donvan Theatre, REPS Theatre among others to emerge as the 2017 champions.
In the same vein and in keeping with the University’s winning ways, the Department of Film and Theatre Arts’ College Central also won an International award during the joint Zimbabwe International Film and Festival (ZIFF) and Intentional Images Film Festival (IIFF)which ran from the 26th of August to the 2nd of September 2017, in Harare under the theme ‘The Business of Film’. The short film, ‘Things we do for love’ which was co-produced by Mr Godknows Chera and Mr Tawanda Musimwa and directed by Derby Bheta, a level 4:2 student scooped top honours in the Hi-5 category.
DREAMSTAR TALENT SHOW SET FOR CUT
The School of Art and Design at CUT is set to host the Dreamstar Talent Show at the CUT Hotel on the 6th of September 2017 from 10am to 4pm.
Dreamstar is a talent search show hosted by the Chinese Federation of Zimbabwe, the Embassy of China, Jacaranda Culture and Media Corporation, and the National Arts Council of Zimbabwe.
This audition is for CUT students only, and the winner will walk away with USD $300 and a chance to compete in the semifinals of the competition