The 12th South African Film and Television Awards Call for Entries

The 12th South African Film and Television Awards Call for Entries

The call for entries for the much anticipated 12th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) brought to you by Mc Café is now open. The film industry is encouraged to submit their entries on www.saftasonline.co.za, the closing date is the 16th of October 2017.

The SAFTAs, managed under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, are an integral part of the growth, skills development and transformation of the industry. The awards are guided by the SAFTAs committee comprising of SABC, DSTV, eTV, StarSat, the Cultural and Creative Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA) and the South African Screen Federation (SASFED).

“It is crucial after each edition of the SAFTAs to introspect and seek possible ways to modify the awards for continuous improvement. Following the SAFTAs 11 post review meetings with the Adhoc and SAFTAs committees, the categories were workshopped and reduced.

The objective is create consistency and uniformity that reflects the South African film and television industry.” said NFVF CEO, Ms Zama Mkosi

The total number of awards has been reduced to 80 plus the 4 discretionary awards, totalling 84 awards.

Key changes:

Documentary short will now be treated like the short film award, and will only be awarded best of genre.

Wildlife Programmes will also not have sub categories, and will only be awarded best of genre.

Magazine shows and Variety shows will be a combined award, the Best Magazine and Variety show.

Telenovela is a growing genre in SA and for this reason, the genre will be awarded its own best of genre, so there is now an award for Best Telenovela separate from the Best TV Soap.

In the Telenovela category, cinematography has been included.

The two will be combined when competing for the public vote of Most popular TV Soap including Telenovelas as well as the sub categories.

Removed awards:

Best Sports Show, this award has consistently not received enough entries.

Final list of awards:

LIST OF AWARDS PER CATEGORIES

STUDENT FILM

Best Student Film

SHORT FILM

Best Short Film

ANNIMATION

Best Animation

TV COMEDY

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting

Best Achievement in Art / Production Design

Best Achievement in Wardrobe/Costume Design

Best Achievement in Make-up & Hairstyling

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Sound Design

Best TV Comedy

TV SOAP/ TELENOVELA

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Achievement is Scriptwriting

Best Achievement in Original Music (Original Score for the submission)

Best Achievement in Art / Production Design

Best Achievement in Post Production

Best Achievement in Cinematography (Telenovela category only)

Best Achievement in Wardrobe, Make-up & Hair Team

Best TV Soap

Best Telenovela

TV DRAMA

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Sound Design

Best Achievement in Original Music

Best Achievement in Art / Production Design

Best Achievement in Wardrobe/Costume Design

Best Achievement in Make-up & Hairstyling

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best TV Drama

FEATURE FILM

Best Actress

Best Actor

Best Supporting Actress

Best Supporting Actor

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Sound Design

Best Achievement in Original Score

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Production Design

Best Achievement in Costume Design

Best Achievement in Make-up & Hairstyling

Best Achievement in Directing

Best Achievement in Scriptwriting

Best Feature Film

MADE FOR TV MOVIE OR DIRECT TO

DVD OR VOD

Best Made for TV Movie

MICRO BUDGET FILM

Best Micro Budget Film

WILDLIFE

Best Wildlife Programme

DOCUMENTARY FEATURE

Best Documentary Feature

Best Achievement in Cinematography

Best Achievement in Editing

Best Achievement in Sound Design

Best Achievement in Directing

DOCUMENTARY SHORT

Best Documentary Short

TV Non-Fiction:

Best Show

Best Reality Show

Best Game Show

Best International Format Programme

Best Factual &Educational Programme

Best Current Affairs Programme

Best Variety & Magazine Show

Best Youth Programme

Best Talk Show

Best Talk Show Host

Best Music Show

DISCRECINARY AWARD

Life Time Achiever

Youth Achiever

Outstanding Provincial Contributor Award

Outstanding Person with Disability Contributor Award

PUBLIC VOTE

Most Popular Soap/Telenovela

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