The SAFTAs, managed under the custodianship of the NFVF, are an industry initiative governed by the SAFTAS committee and a body of industry representatives comprising of localbroadcasters, SASFED and other key stakeholders.
The awards honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African film and television talent and productions and serve to encourage entrepreneurship as well as the development of new talent within the industry.
Applicants will now be able to submit their applications online. The online system was developed in an effort to simplify the submission process and insure timeous feedback to applications as well as toensure a smoother capturing and evaluation process. Applicants can submit applications here.
The basic guidelines for eligibility of entries are as follows:
• For TV fiction, non-fiction, student films and TV animation, only South African films and television programmes that have been produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between 1 August 2014 and 31 July 2015 are eligible to enter.
• For feature film and feature length animation, only South African films produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between 1 January 2015 and 31 December 2015 are eligible to enter. Only productions that are entered will be eligible for consideration.
For complete rules and entry guidelines for the 10th annual SAFTAs, please visit the NFVF website, and select the SAFTAs tab.
The submission of entries will be followed by the filtration process, thereafter the actual judging process will take place and the nominees will be announced in February 2016.
The main awards ceremonies will be held in March 2016, where all winners will be announced and be presented with the official SAFTA Golden Horn.
“We once again invite the industry to be part of the awards as we prepare for the 10th annual SAFTAs. The SAFTAs are about celebrating the industry and we’d like to encourage all eligible local productions to submit entries and embrace the recognition of talent in the film and television industry. We anticipate a very good response, given the number of entries as well as the overall excitement we received for the 9th SAFTAs, and this being a celebration of our 10th SAFTAs,” says NFVF CEO and SAFTAs chairperson Zama Mkosi.
Source : Screen Africa August 20th, 2015