The South African Screen Federation (SASFED) is the national federation of independent film, television and audio-visual industry organisations in South Africa. Founded in 2006 in response to Government’s call for the independent screen industry to speak with a united voice, SASFED represents many professionals and companies that are operating in an increasingly diverse and growing sector. The membership of these organisations operates in all the provinces of South Africa, making SASFED’s membership truly national.
SASFED is guided by a constitution, which states that only via bona fide industry bodies may join, and proudly represents the collective core of South Africa’s independent screen industry, with full member organisations. Currently members are listed below.
Key SASFED partnerships include:
- Terms of Engagement with the NFVF, to engage on industry strategy, policy and interventions
- Two permanent seats on the Board of the South African Film and Television Awards (SAFTAS)
- Board member of SOS : Supporting Public Broadcasting Coalition
- Representation on the Digital Television Advisory Group, ICASA
- Representation on the DSAC Audio-visual Reference Group
SASFED AIMS and OBJECTIVES:
SASFED is driven and rooted in an appreciation of the specific
interests, concerns and programmes of each of its members:
To empower, unify and strengthen the SA screen industry;
To protect the rights of the SA screen industry and all that work in it through self regulation;
To lobby government wherever necessary to change legislation, regulations and policies;
To advance the South African screen industry and ensure its growth and development;
To promote gender equality throughout the SA screen industry value chain;
To transform the screen industry by opposing all forms of discrimination and oppression, recognising that to thoroughly fulfil its economic, social and cultural potential it has to overcome the racial inequalities created under apartheid;
To encourage all members to adopt policies and implement programmes ensuring deliberate access by historically disadvantaged South Africans at all levels of their organisations and industry sectors
SASFED MEMBERS FOR 2022-2023
SASFED Council Representative: Nick Cloete
Postal Address: P.O Box: 120A Runnymead, Chartwell, Johannesburg.
Animation South Africa (A.S.A) is a non-profit organisation mandated by industry to develop and represent South African animation. They were founded in 2006 by a group of like-minded animation industry professionals who came together to create a culture of knowledge-sharing in South African animation. The organsations currently has two chapters, one in Cape Town and one in Johannesburg.
Relaunched in 2015 with a new board of directors elected by our member-base, our vision is to nurture a vibrant, sustainable and transformed Animation and VFX industry for South Africa, offering a diverse range of content and services that is unique and globally competitive. Our mandate is to facilitate the growth and evolution of South Africa’s animation industry by:
Creating new business opportunities by identifying and coordinating export mission to key markets;
Conducting and participating in global market research;
Creating knowledge-sharing opportunities to upskill our animation professionals;
Helping bring our studios and their original properties to market-readiness;
Consulting with government on policy and strategy, building the framework that will enable the animation industry to thrive
SASFED Council Representatives: Azania Muendane; Alternate: TBC
Address: Sky Rink Studios, 32 Main Street, Marshalltown, Johannesburg, 2001
Tel: +27 11 782 1552
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SASFED Council Representative: Quinton Fredericks; Alternate: Wandile Molebatsi
Postal Address: P.O. Box 2631, Saxonworld, 2132
Tel: +27 11 719 400
The Independent Producers’ Organisation is a voluntary organisation that aims to represent, promote and protect the specific needs of producers. The aims and objectives of the IPO can be summarised as follows:
- To represent and promote the economic and cultural interests of the South African film, television, and video production industry locally, continentally and abroad;
- To develop, support and implement growth strategies for the industry to increase local, continental and international markets;
- To promote the development and establishment of aspirant and emergent producers and production companies;
- To overcome historical disparities within the industry, based on race, gender, disability and sexual orientation;
- To promote the industry for the good of the broader South African economy;
- To promote a stable and viable industrial environment within the industry;
- Encourage professionalism and high technical and creative standards in the industry;
- To keep producers at the forefront of technological, economic and cultural changes;
- To interact with and create negotiating channels and standard agreements with related industry organisations (e.g. actors’ and crew unions, writers’ and musicians’ guilds, broadcasters, distributors, etc.);
- To regulate relations between members and employees or trade unions;
- To promote health and safety standards for the industry. To play a key role in education, training and enhancement of skills within the industry;
- To inform and enlighten non-industry organisations (e.g. educational institutions, government bodies, financial institutions, etc.) about the industry.
SASFED Council Representative: Tarryn Edwards; Alternate: Anna Duckworth
Postal Address: P.O Box 5252, Cresta , 2118
Tel: +27 11 726-6076
The Personal Manager's Association is a community of Actors Agents consisting of members; associate and affiliate members. Our goal is to guide actors in their professional careers, uphold the professional standards on behalf of the performers we represent with regards to contracts (and the standardization thereof); fees and working conditions in the areas of film; television; voice; theatre; presenting; commercials; industrial theatre; corporate theatre; etc.
SASFED Council Representative: Carlynn de Waal-Smit; Alternate: Jack Devnarain
Postal Address: Postnet Suite 165, Private Bag X9, Melville, 2109
Tel: +27 11 726- 6076
SAGA (South African Guild Of Actors) was established to:
- Regulate relations between actors and film/television/theatre/radio producers, including any film/television/theatre/radio producer organisations;
- To perform and protect interests of its members;
- To plan and organize its administration and lawful activities; to co-operate with or join local or international organisations, where it is in the interests of SAGA to do so;
- To promote, support or oppose any proposed legislative or other measures affecting the interests of its members; to use every legitimate means to induce actors to become members;
- To provide legal assistance to members in connection with their contracts with film/ television/ theatre/ radio producers;
- To encourage the settlement of disputes between members and film/ television/ theatre producers or organisations of such by conciliation, mediation or arbitration; to organise and represent members of SAGA for the purpose of collective bargaining;
- To do such lawful things as may appear to be in the interests of SAGA and its members and which are not inconsistent with the objects or any matter specifically provided for in its Constitution;
- To borrow, invest, lend, subscribe or donate money for the furtherance of the objects of SAGA and to establish educational, social and charitable enterprises for the general welfare and advancement of SAGA members.
SASFED Council Representative: Whitemore Ngwira; Alternate: Tongai Furusa
Postal Address: 6 Sylvia Pass Road, Observatory Ext, Johannesburg, 2198
The South African Guild of Editors is a voluntary, non-profit organisation which represents film and video picture editors, assistant editors and sound editors. SAGE has become a recognised player in the film and television industry. With more than 100 active members, the guild represents most of the best talent in the feature film, TV drama, documentary, insert, on-line and sound editing in South Africa today. SAGE aims to promote the art of editing. We represent post-production professionals interest at industry and government levels.
SASFED Council Representative: Pearl Munonde; Alternate: Londeka Mlawuza
Postal Address: 50 Richmond Avenue, Auckland Park, Johannesburg, 2092
Tel: +27 76 897-1951
Sisters Working in Film & Television is a non-profit organisation committed to empowering women working in the industry. SWIFT advocates for gender and race parity, recognising the intersectionality of women's experiences both in front of and behind the camera.
In addition to championing equal opportunities for women in a historically male-dominated industry and prioritizing equal opportunities for black women in an historically white dominated sector SWIFT provides professional support and development, mentorship and networking opportunities to its members. United by common cause, SWIFT members work together to promote and enable transformation so that screens in our country may reflect all voices and a true diversity of perspective.
SASFED Council Representative: Cati Weinek; Alternate: Tshenolo Mabale
Postal Address: 34 7th Street, Linden, Johannesburg
Mobile: +27 65 832 9016
Email Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
The Writers Guild of South Africa (WGSA) was
established on 8 May 2009. It replaces SASWA, the South African Scriptwriters
Association, and remains the only association in South Africa with the sole
purpose of protecting, empowering and developing performance
writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media
(internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries.. The Guild
also serves as a Collection Agent for writers’ residuals and manages an
affordable local Script Registry. WGSA is an affiliate member of the
International Association of Writers Guilds (IAWG).
WGSA’s Mission Statement: “To protect, empower and develop performance
writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media
(internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries by end
December 2015 or sooner.”
WGSA’s Vision: “A self-sustainable and united guild representing the collective interests of ALL performance writers in the local film, television, radio, stage, animation and new media (internet – mobile and digital distribution, and gaming) industries.”