Monday, April 26, 2021

This weekend SASFED lost a very valuable member of our Council and the wider audiovisual community – Milly Takalani Mulaudzi. Milly served as our Council Co-Chair during the last year – an unprecedented tumultuous time for our industry and the world at large. Milly steered the SASFED team, displaying exemplary leadership, profound understanding of the challenges which faced us (and continue to do so) and a warm regard and respect for all who interacted with her. She brought us through tremendously difficult interactions as we lobbied and fought for support for audiovisual practitioners. Through it all, she led collaborations with other organisations with thoughtful and transformative leadership. SASFED has lost a mighty member of our team and a mentor. We are a stronger and better organisation having been led by Takalani. Having been an active practitioner in the industry and in addition to her nurturing personality that we got to know so well, she went above and beyond her call of duty in the service of others and in the service of our audiovisual industry. 

We will miss you greatly Milly. Thank you for all you have been to us and the South African audiovisual industry.

We send our sincerest condolences, love and support to her husband, her two children and her wider family, relatives and friends. We are all blessed for having known her. 

These are the funeral proceedings for Takalani Millicent Mulaudzi

1. The memorial service will be held on the 27th of April 2021, 10h00AM.

Live streaming on Memorial Service of Takalani Milly Mulaudzi - YouTube

2. The venue is No. 5 Longfellow Street, Ridgeway, Johannesburg. 

Please note that due to COVID restrictions the service will be screened live from the Market Theatre and broadcast at Ridgeway. 

3. For those who cannot attend, a link will be shared so you are able to watch the service remotely. 

4. Please note that the Market Theatre can only accommodate 50 people and will be reserved for people in the programme and those notified individually. Everyone else will be comfortably accommodated at Ridgeway. 

5.The funeral will be held on Saturday, the 1st of May 2021 at Tshakhuma in Venda. 

Additional details will be communicated at a later stage. 

Should you wish to contribute to support the family, kindly use the details below. 

Bank: Capitec Bank

Account Name: TI Singo

Account Number: 1128026307

Account Type: Savings

The family thanks you very much for your valued support.

SAFTA's Nominee Announcement


Wednesday, April 21, 2021


The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) call for Production and Development cycle 1 funding applications is open

The National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), is pleased to announce that the call for Production and Development cycle 1 funding applications for the 2021/2022 financial year is now open for the following funding categories:

  • Development
  • Production
  • Post-Production
  • Archive

Individuals, companies and organisations may submit funding applications to the NFVF for any of the above funding categories. Specific conditions are applicable for each funding category, and it is important for applicants to take careful note of these conditions before submitting an application.

Opening date for submissions – 19 April 2021

Closing date for submissions – 23 May 2021, at Midnight

Applicants need to register and complete the online application form using the following link:

Please take note of the following disclaimers:

  1. Tier yourself accordingly
  2. Carefully read the definitions of the sub categories before selecting
  3. It is advisable that the main applicant applies instead of using a 3rd party to apply on their behalf
  4. Only recently certified documents will be accepted. (WITH A DATED STAMP NOT OLDER THAN 6 MONTHS FROM DATE OF APPLICATION)
  5. Only valid documents will be allowed (DOCUMENTS THAT ARE NOT EXPIRED)
  6. Applications which do not meet compliance will be disqualified

Tier breakdown:

Tier 1:

Experienced filmmakers who have a proven track record for developing and producing 3-5 theatrically released feature films.

Tier 2:

Filmmakers with limited experience but who have developed and produced 1-2 theatrical feature films, television fiction, documentaries, 2-3 short films and/or commercials seeking to venture into feature film development and production.

Tier 3:

New entrants into the industry, particularly recent film school graduates from historically disadvantaged backgrounds. This intervention is geared towards first time filmmakers having a “calling card” in the film industry. This tier is only eligible for short film funding.

For any queries regarding applications please contact:

Thandekile Hlatshwayo
Applications Officer
011 483 0880


Manti Sekwakwa
Applications Officer
011 483 0880

Tuesday, April 13, 2021

Intimacy Coordination Protocols Launched



                                                   INTIMATE CONTENT PROTOCOLS

The 14th April is the launch of the 'Protocols for Working with Intimate Content in TV, Film and Associated Media - South Africa'.

These guidelines have been created and compiled in consultation with The South African Screen Federation, The Independent Producers Organisation, The Personal Managers’ Association, South African Guild of Actors, South African Guild of Editors, Sisters Working in Film and Television, The Writers’ Guild of South Africa, The Casting Directors’ Association, The Independent Black Filmmakers Collective and Intimacy Practitioners South Africa.

These South African audiovisual industry organisations have been working collectively on the protocols for the last 15 months and hope that these will provide guidance to all in the industry as to how to keep cast and crew safe when working with intimate content.

Intimate content can be defined as any moment of personal contact executed by a performer while appearing in a scene, and will also include any nudity or semi-nudity.

These protocols will not only let actors and their agents know what questions they should be asking at auditions, through contracting, onto set and into post-production, they'll also help all audiovisual industry practitioners throughout the value chain - so writers, producers, crew and editors will know what steps they can take to  help them deal with intimate content in a safe, respectful and creative way.

Please find the Protocols attached and if you want to discuss them at all, or require any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch: Kate Lush