SAFTAs14 Winners to be announced
Social distancing style – #LoveSATalent
Johannesburg, 25 April 2020: On the 16th of March the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) announced the cancellation of the the South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) originally scheduled for the 27th and 28th of March, based at the time on the National State of Disaster as announced by the President of the Republic. Since that time, the NFVF has been hard at work consulting with different stakeholders with regard to how best to deliver this year’s award show.
Hosted by Dineo Ranaka, SAFTAs 14 winners will be announced on Twitter on the 29th of April 2020 at 17:00 in line with the countrywide lockdown and social distancing requirements. “It has been an incredibly difficult decision to make for all concerned with the running of these awards. As the NFVF we extend our sincere gratitude to the nominees and creative industry at large for their understanding and patience as we sought to find solutions. Whilst the celebrations for all our winners will be muted this year, it does not take away from all our deserving winners. We consulted widely to find the best possible way of presenting the awards that would still adhear to the lockdown regulations and not put any lives in danger of contracting this deadly virus”. commented Makhosazana Khanyile, NFVF CEO
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The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) were established by industry representatives and the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), as an event that honours, celebrates and promotes the creativity, quality & excellence of the South African film & television talent. They also serve to encourage the development of new talent, fostering a generation of filmmakers united in the collective mission of telling authentic South African stories.
The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa’s film and video industry. The NFVF does this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and also the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry.
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