KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission Extends Call for Nominees

The 5th Annual Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards Call for Entries opened on 2 February 2017- 2 May 2017 has now been extended to 9 May 2017 for all 21 categories. Production companies, accredited Film schools, Film Association and other Film bodies are encouraged to participate. Terms and Condition are available on the KZNFC You can also visit our facebook page on @KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission.


Now in its 5th year running, the Simon “Mabunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards are an initiative of the Economic Development Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA) and supported by the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, endorsed by the Sabela Family. The awards are aimed at celebrating the craft of film making and encourage aspiring and established film makers. The awards have since 2013 celebrated heroes, legends and veterans who have made a mark in the film industry.

The Simon Sabela Film and Television Awards are a closed event, which is strategically aligned with the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF) which is one of the biggest event in the calender of events in film as it attracts film makers from all the world with emphasis on the celebration of African Content. The Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards is therefore attended by DIFF delegates and local film makers.

The awards have grown from 5 categories to 21 categories in 2017. This is a good sign of growth and development within the KwaZulu-Natal province. The growth may also speak to the amazing talent that continues to position KwaZulu-Natal a force to be reckoned with in both Film and Television.


About KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission

The KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission is a provincial state entity, under the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (EDTEA), in the Province of KwaZulu-Natal South Africa established in terms of the KwaZulu-Natal Commission Act, 2010 ( Act No 3 of 2010). Its mandate is to facilitate support throughout the value chain to the local and international film industry through creating opportunities and also growing the KwaZulu-Natal film industry.




Contact Person:

Lungile Duma

Acting Marketing and Communications Manager

KwaZulu Natal Film Commission

Landline: +27 31 325 0200 Ext 215

Mobile: +27 73 339 7395



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