ON THE RED CARPET AT THE 2017 SIMON SABELA AWARDS
Urban Cinematography had our Television crew at the 2017 Simon Sabela Awards filming on the red carpet for the TV Show The Scoop. The 38th Annual Durban International Film Festival ran from 13th – 23rd July 2017 across 12 venues in Durban, showcasing film talent from around the globe, this year with a German Focus. As part of the Festival line up, the fifth annual Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards were announced at a glamorous event held at The Playhouse. The awards gala was attended by the cream of the crop of the film and television movers and shakers, which meant that we got to rub shoulders with a crowd which included local celebs and VIPs from all over South Africa and across the African continent.
The event was held at The Playhouse Theatre in Durban, and supported by the Durban International Film Festival – 15 July 2017.
“ An initiative of the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs and implemented by the KwaZulu-Natal Film Commission, the star-studded Simon “Mabhunu” Sabela Film and Television Awards was hosted this year by actress Selbeyonce and songstress Nandi Madida, and featured live acts from Khaya Mthethwa, Sands and Mondli Ngcobo. ”
Some notable award winners on the night were the cast of well-deserving Isibaya, which took the awards for Best Actress in TV (Nomzamo Mbatha), Best Actor in TV (Siyabonga Thwala), Best Supporting Actress in TV (Gcina Mkhize) and Best Supporting Actor in TV (Andile Mxakaza). Congratulations to all the winners! It was fantastic seeing the home-grown talent that South Africa is producing.
Behind the scenes photography by Hanne-Lize Delport.