All local production companies are reminded to submit their entries as there will be no extension of submissions. The entries opened on the 3rd of July 2013.
The basic guidelines for the eligibility of entries are as follows:
· * For TV fiction, non-fiction, student films and TV animation, only South African films and television programmes that have been produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between the 1st of August 2012 and the 31st of July 2013 are eligible to enter.
· * For feature film and feature length animation, only South African films produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between the 1st of January 2013 and the 31st of December 2013 are eligible to enter. Only productions that are entered will be eligible for consideration.
SAFTAs give recognition to individuals and productions that have excelled in the following categories: TV, Non-fiction, TV Fiction, Feature Films, Short Films, Student Films and Animation.
The Special Lifetime Achievement award is also given to the film and television industry legends who have long served in various fields of the industry.
The SAFTAs also afford the public an opportunity to vote for their favourate TV soap in the Best TV Soap award. Although this award is voted for by the public, however TV soapies don’t receive automatic nomination; they still need to submit an entry to be eligible for this award.
SAFTAs committee has also decided that no deadline extension will be granted for the submission of entries and as such the industry is encouraged to submit by the set closing date.
For complete rules and entry guidelines for the 8th Annual SAFTAs, visit: http://www.nfvf.co.za/sites/default/files/safta_2014_entry_guidelines