Saftas 2014 nominees announced

2014-03-06 15:01
Johannesburg - The long awaited moment on South Africa’s entertainment calendar has finally arrived. Nominees for the Saftas were announced at a star studded ceremony last night at the VIP Supper Club in Sandton.

This year a record total of 432 entries were received.

Zama Mkosi, NFVF CEO and Chairperson of the Saftas Committee said: "As a sign of the growing industry confidence  towards the Saftas, we continue to see an upward trend in the number of  entries. This year a total of 432 entries were received compared to 354 entries in 2013. A healthy 22% increase from last year."

Some of the highlights are the nominees in the Best TV Drama Category who overall received more than one nomination in recognition for their achievements: Intersexions: Season 2 received eight  nominations, Tempy Pushas four nominations, Room 9, seven nominations while Rockville received five nominations.

This year a new category, Made for TV Movie, was introduced as a result of the number of Drama and Feature entries submitted that specialised in TV.

This year the category focused on Best Writer and Best Director. The writing team for Inside Story and Kalumbu Kapisa for The Wall were announced as nominees for Best writer while Felicia Molusi for Isithembu,  Rolisizwe Nikiwe for Inside Story and Kalumbu Kapisa for The Wall were nominated for Best Director. 

The Best Feature Film category saw the following films nominated: Long Walk to Freedom: Videovision Entertainment, Of Good Report: Spier Films and Sleeper’s Wake, produced by Bioskope Filmworks.

In the hotly contested Best Soapie Category the nominees are: Isidingo, Generations, Scandal, Villa Rosa, Isibaya, 7 de Laan, Rhythm City, The Wild and Binneland. Unfortunately, this year Muvhango was not nominated as it failed to meet some of the Safta entry guideline requirements (detailed here:

For a full list of the nominees visit the Safta facebook page.

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