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April 15, 2019

NFVF and SAFTAs Postpone “Best Documentary Short” Awards


The NFVF has issued a statement regarding their decision not to present the Award for the “Best Documentary Short” during the SAFTAs13 that was hosted in Sun City on 2 March 2019.

The category was withdrawn from the awards ceremony after one of the documentary films submitted came under Intellectual Property Rights criticism.

The NFVF received legal documentation and referred the matter to the relevant SAFTAs Adjudications Panel for a final decision in accordance with a legal opinion received from their attorneys.

The award for the “Best Documentary Short” will now be presented to a winner selected from the remaining nominees; and will be awarded at a special awards ceremony hosted by the NFVF.

Details of the belated awards ceremony will be released at a later date.