The South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) announced the nominees of the annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS 12) at Inanda Club, Sandton, Johannesburg.
The SAFTAs’ main objective is to celebrate excellence, encourage collaboration, and develop new talent while profiling South African talent and productions.
The SAFTAs worked with 262 judges under the guidance of two overall judging chairpersons, Firdoze Bulbulia and Thembi Mtshali-Jones to select the best from thousands of applications. The SAFTAs committee, consisting of the NFVF, CCISFA, SASFED, eTV, M-Net, SABC and StarSat.
“I would like to congratulate all the nominees for this achievement, reaching this stage from 348 entries is no small feat as the quality of entries left judges deliberating well after midnighteach night, deciding on their top 3 nominees for each category. I encourage the industry to continue to produce exceptional productions and to strive for excellence so that these awards can get better each year. I would also like to wish all the nominees the best of luck and we will continue to celebrate you,’’ said NFVF CEO, Zama Mkosi.
“These awards have been sustained and are only possible due to strong relationships with private and public sector partners such as McCafe, the North West Department of Culture, Arts and Traditional Affairs (CATA), Ster-Kinekor and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). In this tough economic climate, we are fortunate to have retained these partners and gained new ones. These awards would not be possible without the support of these partners. Collaborations between all sectors remain crucial in the development and transformation of the South African film and television industry.”
McCafé, the associate partner, has consistently showed its support for the South African film industry and will once again present the Best Actor and Actress Awards in a Feature Film at the awards.
“McDonald’s SA congratulates the 2018 nominees and wish them well on their road to SAFTAs. Our sponsorship of this year’s SAFTAs reinforces our commitment to be a good neighbour through creating opportunities in the communities we not only operate in but also serve. Our partnership with this premium award highlights our belief that the film and television industry provide an ideal opportunity to challenge conventional thinking. Through these awards we provide the local film and TV industry and its associated industries the opportunity to hone their skills, through practising the art of condensed powerful story-telling,” said Daniel Padiachy, Chief Marketing Officer for McDonald’s SA.
A full list of the SAFTAS 12 nominees is attached, or can be found on the following link: https://goo.gl/SnQVio