SAFTAS: all the winners

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Safta hosts Minnie Dlamini and Katlego Maboe.

THE much lauded Afrikaans feature film, Dis, Ek Anna, took home thee Golden Horns at the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (Saftas) at the Gallagher Estate in Johannesburg at the weekend.

Dis Ek, Anna was named best feature film. It’s director Sara Blecher won best achievement in directing and Marius Weyers was named best supporting actor. Continue reading

SAFTA 2016 nominees revealed

saftasTHE National Film and Video Foundation has revealed the nominees for the 10th South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAs). The winners will be revealed live at two star-studded ceremonies which will be held at Gallagher Estate on Friday, March 18 and Sunday, March 20.

The winner of Best TV Presenter Golden Horn for SAFTAs 2015 and presenter of Expresso Morning Show on SABC3, Katlego Maboe will serve as the SAFTAs 2016 host. Continue reading

KZN student productions at the National Arts Festival

DURBAN University of Technology will present Behind Closed Minds at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown.

Written and directed by Farrell Drew, the play offers a dramatic and emotionally powerful story. It is a dark and soul-questioning piece that touches on issues such as loyalty, injustice and the misuse of power.

Behind Closed Minds is centred on the lives of Dr Victor Duval, his wife and assistant Anita, and the patients who were released into their care. The play seeks to examine a side to hypnotherapy that has yet to be explored, while revealing how the selfishness of one man destroyed the lives of all those who trusted him.

The play will be staged in the Rehearsal Room at 11.30 am on July 7 and 2.30 pm on July 8. Tickets are R45 (concessions R35).

Also staging a work in the student drama festival is the University of KwaZulu-Natal Durban. Ashes to Ashes, written and directed by Camilla Rogers, is a political satire that ridicules the actions of our political leaders and law enforcers, while acting out a robbery.

The play will be staged in the Rehearsal Room at 5 pm on July 6 and 8 pm on July 7. Tickets are R45 (R35 concessions).

Bookings are open and can be made via the website:http://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za. Ticketing call centre: 0860 002 004

Pick up a Festival programme and booking kit from selected Standard Bank and Exclusive Books. The full programme is online athttp://www.nationalartsfestival.co.za