22 February 2019, News
AFDA students, staff and alumni received a record number of nominations at the 13th annual South African Film and Television Awards (#SAFTAs13), which will take place at the Sun City Superbowl over the weekend of 1-2 March 2019.
The AFDA Cape Town honours award winning film, “Doreen”, directed by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose, makes it the 23rd nomination for AFDA in the Best Student Film category in the history of the SAFTAs. “Doreen”, which has screened at film festivals around the world in the last year is now also streaming on Showmax in the AFDA collection series.
“AFDA students create their films on shoestring budgets but with a war chest of grit, will and talent. Creating a student film is a grueling process, this process develops an inner steel that sets an AFDA graduate a cut above the rest. The quality of graduate films such as “Doreen” is astounding, AFDA salute’s all the students involved in these productions.” says AFDA CEO, Teresa Passchier.
AFDA staff and alumni dominate nominations in the Feature Film categories. The film, “Nommer 37”, directed by Nosipho Dumisa receives seven nominations, “Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie”, directed by Daryne Joshua of “Noem My Skollie” fame takes five, while “Kanarie” produced by Jaco Smit also takes five. Alumna and TV Producing lecturer, Diaan Lawrenson is nominated in the Best Actress for her role as ‘Ingrid’ in the film “Raaiselkind”. Zen van Zyl (Nommer 37) and Willie Nel (Meerkat Maantuig) go head to head in the Best Cinematographer category and Simon Beesley (Nommer 37) takes a spot for Best Editing. Waldemar Coetsee (Meerkat Maantuig) gets yet another nomination for Best Production Design.
In the television categories Masters (MFA) student Richard Starkey (Tali’s Wedding Diary) gets the nod for Best Editing – TV Comedy. Screenwriting lecturers Margaret and Peter Goldsmid (Ring of Lies) are nominated for Best Scriptwriting – Telenovela and Motheo Moeng (Tjovitjo) gets the opportunity to make it two Golden Horns in a row for the Best Cinematography – TV Drama award.
A massive congratulations to all the nomiees. Check out the full list of AFDA nominees below.
Best Student Film
Best Achievement in Directing – Feature Film
Ellen: Die Ellen Pakkies Storie – Daryne Joshua
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Feature Film
Nommer 37 – Nosipho Dumisa
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Feature Film
Meerkat Maantuig – Willie Nel
Nommer 37 – Zen van Zyl
Best Achievement in Editing – Feature Film
Nommer 37 – Simon Beesley
Best Achievement in Production Design – Feature Film
Meerkat Maantuig – Waldemeer Coetsee
Best Actress – Feature Film
Raaisekind – Diaan Lawrenson
Best Feature Film
Kanarie – Marche Media
Nommer 37 – Gambit Films
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Comedy
Thuli noThulani – Julian Koboekae, Meren Reddy
Best Actress – TV Comedy
Tali’s Wedding Diary – Tali Shapiro
Best Achievement in Editing – TV Comedy
Tali’s Wedding Diary – Richard Starkey
Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Comedy
Tali’s Wedding Diary – James Adey
Bedford Wives – Justus De Jager
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Soap
Isithembiso – Zeno Peterson, Shaft Moropane and Darryl Fuchs
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Soap
Isithembiso – Mathew Jankes
Best Achievement in Editing – TV Soap
Isithembiso – Brett Anolik
Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Soap
Isithembiso – Zeno Peterson
Best Achievement in Directing – Telenovela
Ring of Lies – Darryl Fuchs and David Golden
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – Telenovela
The River – Peter Goldsmid, Margaret Goldsmid and Tristram Atkins
Broken Vows – Lwazi Mvusi and Genna Lewis
Best Achievement in Cinematography – Telenovela
Ring of Lies – Ntobeko Dlamini
Best TV Drama
Best Achievement in Directing – TV Drama
The Herd – Ernest Nkosi
Best Achievement in Scriptwriting – TV Drama
Emoyeni – Thishiwe Ziqubu
Best Achievement in Art/Production Design – TV Drama
Tjovitjo – Vevienne Mahloko
Best Achievement in Cinematography – TV Drama
Tjovitjo – Motheo Moeng
AFDA is the South African School of Motion Picture Medium and Live Performance, and is registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training as a private higher education institution under the Higher Education Act, 1997. Registration certificate no. 2001/HE07/012.