The countdown to the 10th annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) has begun. In less than two days’ time, the local television and film industry including screenwriters, scriptwriters, directors, producers, make-up technicians and artists, and actors and actresses will be all glammed out and ready to find out who amongst them will be walking away with the coveted Golden Horn. Similarly, the public and audiences across the continent are on tenterhooks to find out which one of their screen favorites will win.
The SAFTAs 2016 award ceremonies will be taking place over two star-studded nights – 18 and 20 March 2016 at Gallagher Estate. To celebrate its 10th year of existence, the SAFTAs, one of the most anticipated industry events of the year, launched on a new look and theme titled ‘Imagine’, and the big reveal is set to happen on the first night of the awards on Friday, 18 March 2016! The South African public will also get a chance to get involved and watch the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) hosted by media darlings Katlego Maboe and Minnie Dlamini, live from 20h00 on SABC2.
Red carpet coverage will start at 19h30. Actor, dancer and choreographer, Somizi Mhlongo and arts and entertainment journalist Nadia Neophytou will be giving viewers and crowds alike up-to-the-minute fashion and beauty and celeb updates as the official SAFTAs Red Carpet presenters. “As the 10th year of the SAFTAs, we are very excited at the prospect of taking the South African Film and Television Awards to the next level in the decade to come.
The awards are constantly evolving with the inclusion of new categories that have actively invited better audience engagement and public participation. There has been a recent marked improvement and many firsts, namely this year saw the SAFTAs experiencing real transformation in terms of the nominations with over 40% being nominated to African individuals or production companies. Last year the percentage was lower at 26%. We would like to thank the nominees and wish them all the best of luck.” says Zama Mkosi, Chief Executive Officer at the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF).
“McDonald’s SA, through its lifestyle brand McCafe, is a proud sponsor of the South African Film and Television Awards 2016,” says Sechaba Motsieloa, Corporate Affairs Director McDonald’s SA
To keep up to date on all the latest SAFTAs 10 news, views, interviews and happenings, follow or find us on: Instagram: @Saftas10 – Twitter: @Saftas1 – Facebook: safilmandtvawards – Official Hashtag: #SAFTAS10 The SAFTAs are proudly sponsored by McCafe brought to you by McDonald’s and Jeep. The SAFTAs, managed under the custodianship of the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture, are an industry initiative governed by the SAFTAs committee and the body of industry representatives comprising of the broadcasters, SASFED and other key stakeholders.