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Thursday, April 17, 2014


The 8th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) ceremony  was held in Johannesburg at the beginning of April 2014.

Prominent officials and entertainment industry leaders gathered to celebrate 20 years of Film and Television in line with the 20 Years of Freedom celebrations that are building up in the country. The SAFTA nominees and winners got together to honour all those who've contributed to building the industry. The showcase unfolded in a glamorous awards event where guests were taken on the journey South Africa has travelled in the industry in order to arrive at landmark achievements that changed the course of the industry for the better.

"It has been inspiring to see the SAFTAs, as our industry's flagship event, growing from strength to strength," says Minister of Arts and Culture, Paul Mashatile, who was a guest of honour at the SAFTAs ceremony. "This year is one of the most significant in our democratic history as we celebrate 20 Years of Freedom. The film and television industry, like most sectors in our society, has a good story to tell. The industry has evolved in so many respects - from a development point of view, to our state of the art production facilities, through to the diversity of platforms showcasing these productions. The entire value chain has truly evolved to be where we are today."

The SAFTAs are a project of the National Film and Video Foundation