South African Airways supports local award winning movies

FULU MUGOVHANIand OC UKEJE star in Ayanda. Image courtesy Indigenous Film Distribution.

FULU MUGOVHANIand OC UKEJE star in Ayanda. Image courtesy Indigenous Film Distribution.

South African Airways (SAA), the leading carrier on the continent, supports local award winning movies by offering a wide selection on the in-flight entertainment programming, called Airscape.

SAA’s passengers have a wide selection to choose from with 100 movies, 150 television  programmes and music programmes.

SAA substantially increased its African content for on board in-flight entertainment since June 2013 as part of its support of local talent and to add to customer satisfaction. In-flight entertainment is an important part of a comfortable and enjoyable flight and SAA offers the best in African content when it comes to local music, movies, series and Television features.

Inflight entertainment

“Our focus on supporting local talent has paid off with the latest South African movies offered on board Ayanda and Tell Me Sweet Something which  customers can enjoy on all international flights, having done so well at the annual Africa Magic Viewers’ Choice Awards (AMVCA),” says Myriam Bracke, SAA Product Manager.

The two movies walked away with four awards at the prestigious 2016 event which was held the past weekend in Lagos, Nigeria:

  1. Louiza Calore –  Best Makeup Artist in a Movie or Series – for Ayanda
  2. Trish Malone – Best Writer for Movie/ TV series  – for Ayanda
  3. Paul Michaelson – Best Cinematographer –  for Tell Me Sweet Something
  4. Akin Omotoso  – The Best Director – for Tell Me Sweet Something

The fourth annual awards ceremony is a glamourous, red-carpet event recognising African movie-making and television talent.

“South African movie-making is world-renowned and we congratulate the winners of these prestigious awards,” says Bracke. Ayanda was also the recipient of a special prize  at the Los Angeles Film Festival held in June last year.

Customers can also enjoy Necktie Youth, another award winning South African movie on board. The movie has been nominated for and won a number of international awards. With Sibs Shongwe-La Mer as screen writer and director it won the Durban International Film Festival 2015 Jury Prize as Best South African Feature Film and the World Cinema Amsterdam 2015 award as Best Film.

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