Saftas moving back to Joburg

The South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) is moving from Sun City back to Johannesburg for the 14th annual edition.  

Under new National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) CEO, Makhosazana Khanyile, Saftas will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre on 27 and 28 March.

The 14th Saftas will once again do a two-day awards show – on 27 March for the various crafts honouring technical categories, as well as on 28 March as the main awards show which will be televised  live on SABC2 from 19:00.

“We are cognisant of the criticism that has been levelled towards the Saftas in past installments and we are keen to show the industry our commitment to benchmarking against best practise,” says Makhosazana Khanyile.

“To that end, the NFVF team met and consulted with the Baftas team to see what learnings could be incorporated into making these awards better and as a result, some categories were revised, and we feel we are inching closer to having an award show with proper and continued industry buy-in”.

“Ensuring the credibility of the awards within the industry meant reaching out to some production companies that had previously boycotted the Saftas and we are pleased to announce that both Word of Mouth productions doing Muvhango on SABC2 and Ferguson Films producing The Queen on M-Net’s Mzansi Magic have once again entered their work for consideration into the awards”.

“We continuously aim to improve the prestige of the Golden Horn,” she says.