South Africa’s film and television talent and content producers once again descended upon Sun City for this year’s instalment of the South African Film & Television Awards this weekend.
The star-studded awards show, hosted by the Metro FM duo Pearl Modiadie and Thomas Msengana celebrated the country’s film & television talent, with winners walking away with the coveted Golden Horn in various categories, decided for by a panel of 250 judges.
The popular Telenovela, The River, scooped 10 awards, making it the highest winning television production at the SAFTAs this year.
NFVF’s Acting CEO, Shadrack Bokaba commented on the night’s success stories saying, “With the SAFTAs, the NFVF looks to celebrate the industry as a whole while being able to outline some of the inroads made in the industry and I believe that this weekend, we certainly did that. Well done to all the winners.”
The SAFTAs13 winners are as follows:
1. Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Telenovela
The River - Gwydion Beynon & Phathutshedzo Makwarela
2. Best Achievement in Original Music/ Score – Telenovela
The River - Brendan Jury
3. Best Achievement in Editing - Telenovela
The River - Ula Oelsen, Bongi Malefo & Matodzi Nemungadi
4. Best Achievement in Sound -Telenovela
The River - Ben Oelsen, Lele Seate & Tladi Mabuya
5. Best Achievement in Cinematography - Telenovela
The River - Gaopie Kabe & Trevor Brown
6. Best Achievement in Directing - Telenovela
The River - Johnny Barbuzano, Catharine Cooke, Zolani Phakade & Ferry Jele
7. Best Actress-Telenovela
Moshidi Motshegwa - Malefu - The River
8. Best Actor-Telenovela
Presley Chweneyagae - Cobra - The River
9. Best Supporting Actor- Telenovela
Lawrence Maleka - Zolani - The River
10. Best Telenovela
The River - Tshedza Pictures CC
See the full list of winners here.