The 14th annual SAFTAs (South African Film and Television Awards) are returning to Joburg. The awards will take place on 27 (Craft Awards) and 28 (main televised awards) March 202 at the Sandton Convention in Gauteng. The awards recognise and honour South African talent, under the #LoveSATalent banner.
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After facing criticism over awards’ credibility, Chief Executive Officer of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Makhosazana Khanyile shared in part; “We are cognisant of the criticism that has been levelled towards the SAFTAs in past instalments and we are keen to show the industry our commitment to benchmarking against best practise. To that end, the NFVF team met and consulted with the BAFTA’s team to see what learnings could be incorporated into making these awards better and as a result, some categories were revised, and we feel we are inching closer to having an award show with proper and continued industry buy-in.”
She also added that the awards went a long way to ensure the awards credibility saying; “Ensuring the credibility of the awards within the industry meant reaching out to some production companies that had previously boycotted the SAFTAs and we are pleased to announce that both Word of Mouth Production (Muvhango) and Ferguson Films (The Queen) have once again entered their work for consideration into the awards. And we continuously aim to improve the prestige of the golden horn.”
The SAFTAs will take place on 28 & 29 March 2020 at the Sandton Convention in Gauteng. The ceremony will broadcast LIVE on Saturday, 28 March 2019 on SABC 2 at 7 pm.
The 14th annual SAFTAs return to Joburg. We can’t wait for the big night!