SAFTA call for entries


The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is calling for entries for the 2nd annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTA). Entries close on 30 April 2007.

The second edition of the SAFTA Golden Horn Awards will be held on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2007. Venue to be confirmed.

The primary objective of the SAFTA Awards is to honour, celebrate and promote the creativity, quality and excellence of South African Film and Television talent and productions, and to encourage entrepreneurship and the development of new talent within the industry.

The SAFTA Awards will be presented in seven sections: Television including TV fiction: TV comedy, TV drama and TV soap as well as TV non fiction including Magazine shows, News and Actuality, Wildlife, Children, Variety and Reality programmes, Feature film, Student film, Short film, Documentary, Animation and Special Awards.

Eligible film or television programmes for entry for the 2007 Awards should have been produced and publicly exhibited or broadcast between the 1st of October 2005 and the 31st of January 2007.

Entry forms and entry rules and regulations may be obtained at the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) offices or downloaded from the NFVF website All entries including the entry form, screen credit form and tape(s)/DVDs per entry should be submitted no later than Monday 30 April 2007 at 16H00 either by mail/courier or physical delivery to:

The South African film and Television Awards

C/0 National Film and Video Foundation

87 Central Street,

Houghton, Johannesburg, 2196

Judging panels made up of representatives of industry organisations, institutions, companies and media will select the nominees and eventual category awards winners. Although most of the awards will be judged by SAFTA 2007 judging panels, audiences will be able to vote for their favourite soapie via a phone-in and SMS competition. The judging process will be overseen and verified by independent auditors. The SAFTA 2007 Nominees will be made public at the SAFTA 2007 Nominee Announcement Junket on Friday 28 September 2007.

The winners will be presented with the Golden Horn, the official SAFTA Trophy at the red carpet gala ceremonies that will host the cream of South African talent, leading personalities in the local film, television and music industry, key government, private sector and media VIP’s on Friday 26 and Saturday 27 October 2007.


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