Saftas12 entries are now open

2017-09-20 23:51
 

Johannesburg - The call for entries for the much anticipated 12th edition of the South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) is now open.

All people who would like to enter are encouraged to submit their entries on www.saftasonline.co.za, the closing date is the 16 October 2017.

“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 to 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. 

Changes in categories:

- The Documentary Short category 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.

- The Best Sports Show award has been removed as this category has consistently not received enough entries.

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