Blog

SWIFT Member’s scoop nominations at the 17th annual South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAS)

Noluthando Mnguni

The South African Film and Television Awards are running on their 17th year in providing recognition to the country’s most excellent and esteemed entertainment creatives. National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) acting CEO Thobela Mayinje said: “The NFVF is encouraged by the confidence the SA film and television industry is showing to the Saftas.
SWIFT Member’s scoop nominations at the 17th annual South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAS)

The South African Film and Television Awards are running on their 17th year in providing recognition to the country’s most excellent and esteemed entertainment creatives. National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) acting CEO Thobela Mayinje said: “The NFVF is encouraged by the confidence the SA film and television industry is showing to the Saftas.

The high number of entries speaks volumes about the growth of the SA film and television industry, with new productions making part of the nominees list as well.”
Sihle Hlope, director and producer, is nominated for Best Achievement in Directing for her film documentary, Lobola: A Bride’s True Price. The documentary’s nominations also received recognition for “Best Documentary Feature. “We are beyond honoured to have been listed as one of the nominees in the 17th Annual South African Film and Television Awards,” Lobola Documentary Film on Facebook writer, “This is a big one for our women crew members for this Women’s Month.

Aimee Dherman is a prolific producer of films and wears her achievements humbly. Her latest nominations at the 17th SAFTAs includes her first Afrikaans film nominated for Best Achievement in Original Music Score – Feature Film titled, Mense van die Wind. “This is massive for us at Azania. Mense van die Wind was our first Afrikaans film and it’s massive to us that we can swim in water that is ‘traditionally’ available for us,” describes Aimee. Catch Mense van die Wind streaming on Netflix.

Shelley Barry, made an announcement of how thrilled she is about the documentary film she directed and produced – “A Camera on My Lap.” The film was shot on a mobile phone during lockdown. The story unfolds in Gqeberha, South Africa, as a filmmaker contemplates creating within an unchanging frame of reference. The film centres around her home, The Blue House, a tribute to Mexican artist Frida Kahlo.

Congratulations to all our members and their formidable colleagues who are nominated. We wish you the best success and celebrate your recognition.