saftaThe 14th Annual South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs) open the call for In Memorium.

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), an agency of the Department of Sports, Arts, and Culture and custodian of the SAFTAs would like to extend a call to the South African Film and Television industry to submit names of our dearly departed practitioners who passed between 1 March 2019 to date. This call is to get all relevant names that will be honoured in our In Memorium section of the live awards.  This call is across the board for all practitioners both in-front and behind the camera

The SAFTAs will be paying special tribute and honouring our fallen heroes and heroines for their contribution in the film and television industry, live on SABC 2 on the 28th of March 2020 from 20H00.

Please submit the full name and surname and a preferred high-resolution image of the deceased. All submissions must be emailed to by the 6th of March 2020.

About SAFTAs

The South African Film & Television Awards (SAFTAs) were established by industry representatives and the National Film & Video Foundation (NFVF), as an event that honours, celebrates and promotes the creativity, quality & excellence of the South African film & television talent. They also serve to encourage the development of new talent, fostering a generation of filmmakers united in the collective mission of telling authentic South African stories.

 About NFVF

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) is an agency of the Department of Arts and Culture that was created to ensure the equitable growth of South Africa's film and video industry. The NFVF does this by providing funding for the development, production, marketing and distribution of films and also the training and development of filmmakers. In addition, the NFVF commissions research and produces industry statistics that provide both the public and stakeholders with valuable insights into the South African film industry.

For further information:

Neo Moretlwe
Communications Coordinator, National Film and Video Foundation
Tel: +27 11 483 0880 ext: 207


Keagile Makgoba
Senior Consultant, Instinctif Partners
Tel: +27 11 050 7524