2017’s South African Film and Television Awards
When a moment of greatness happens or a person performs a phenomenal act, an award will usually be given to commemorate what has just happened. The same is done when it comes to the film and television industry.
The annual South African Film and Television Awards, the SAFTAs was established in 2005 when representatives of the South African Film and Television industry came together with guidance from the National Film and Video Foundation of South Africa (NFVF). The SAFTAs awards are to honor and celebrate the rare and amazing talents that lie within South Africa’s people. The ceremony and event are also established to encourage everyone who loves entertainment to follow their dreams and to also develop new talent within the industry.
Each award winner at the SAFTAs receives a trophy to showcase their accomplishments. The trophy is titled, The Golden Horn, which has three heads symbolizing collective effort, community, and the recognition of the individual as part of a team. There isn’t without a doubt another award like The Golden Horn and 2017 will mark the year of the 11th South African Film and Television Awards.
Finally, this year’s awards are upon us once again. With everyone waiting in excitement, the wait will soon be over as the 2017 awards will be held on the 16th to the 18th of March. The moment all film and television entertainers have been waiting for has come, the moment where the nominees will find out who will walk away with a Golden Horn this year. 441 entries were received this year which is clearly a sign that shows us how the industry has grown over the last couple of years.
The 16th of March also marks a big day as the 2017 nominees list will be released. Amongst the Golden Horn Award Titles are Documentary Short, Wildlife Programme, Documentary Feature, Student Film, Short Film, Best Youth Programme¸ Best Children Programme, Best Factual /Educational Programme, Best Current Affairs / Actuality Programme, Magazine Show, Variety Show, Talk Show, Reality Show, Game Show, Music Show, International Format Show, TV Drama, TV Soap, TV Comedy, Feature Film 2016 and also Feature Film 2017.
This will truly be a memorable South African Film and Television Awards. . The South African Film and Television Awards can be seen on the 18th of March, 20:00pm on SABC 2 where the lovely Queen B, Bonang Matheba will host the Red Carpet. Don’t miss a single moment and for those looking for more information be sure to visit the National Film and Video Foundation at www.nfvf.co.za.