The SAFTAs, managed under the custodianship of the NFVF, are an industry initiative governed by the SAFTAs committee and the body of industry representatives comprising of the broadcasters, SASFED and other key stakeholders.
Only television and film programmes that have been produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between 1st of Aug 2013 – 31 July 2014 and feature films produced & publicly exhibited between 1st of Jan 2014 – 31 December 2014 will be considered.
Only productions that are entered will be eligible for consideration.
The 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 awards also celebrate film and television industry legends who have long served in various fields of the industry through the Special Lifetime Achievement award.
The committee has decided to honour presenters by creating a Best Presenter in TV Non-Fiction award. In addition, the youth and children categories have been separated by the creation of the Best Youth award and Best Children’s award. This will ensure that the best talents are honoured in the right categories.
The closing date for submission of feature films is not affected, and remains October 30.