Johannesburg - Three new special awards have been added to the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas).
The awards will recognise individuals, groups or initiatives that have contributed to the growth and development of the film and television industry in the underserviced areas as well as for the benefit of people with disabilities.
A special Disability Recognition Award will go to individuals, groups or a particular initiative that have contributed significantly towards making the film and television industry accessible to people living with disabilities.
In addition to the new special recognition awards, the Lifetime Achievement Award will this year go to a legendary woman who has contributed immensely to the industry. This is in commemoration of the 60th anniversary of the Women’s March and to recognise the indelible contribution the women of 1956 have made to advance the status of women in general.
This year also marks the 40th anniversary of the Soweto Uprising and the Best Student Film category will be used to mark this turning point in the history of South Africa.
Audiences will also get an opportunity to vote for their favourite soapie following the introduction of Most Popular Soap category, which is different from the Best TV Soap Award where judges do the voting.
Most Popular Soapie Voting Line.
SMS voting lines have opened for the public to vote for their ‘Most Popular Soapie’ via SMS.
- To vote, SMS the Code of the soapie you would like to vote for to the number 33104. - SMS voting lines close on 20 March 2016 at 21h30. - The Cost of the SMS to the consumer will be R1.50.
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