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Pii Digital Revolutionises SAFTA’s Submissions

2017 saw Pii Digital revolutionise the archaic DVD and movie-by-mail SAFTA submission system while seamlessly automating the judging and auditing process using a first of its kind in the world, multi-dimensional, bespoke developed web application.

In collaboration with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF), Pii Digital, our Pretoria based Digital Agency has effectively digitalised the submission process of video entries into the annual South African Film and Television Awards or more fondly referred to as the SAFTA’s.

Each year  aspiring artists, industry leaders and up and coming names in the South African film and television industry enter film footage and video submissions for consideration into the annual SAFTA awards, a South African awards ceremony hosted by the National Film and Video Foundation to honour creative excellence in local film and television industries.

This year past Pii Digital were commissioned to digitalise the previous “analogue” SAFTA entry system, while automating the judging and auditing of video entries, typically managed by a jury of three or more voluntary chairpersons. With sound experience in open source development and coding, combined with creative intuition and adaptive, inventive digital skillsets, Pii Digital were able to revolutionise the SAFTA entry process using a first of its kind in the world, multi-dimensional digital platform by way of having developed a bespoke SAFTA web based video entry application.

Catering to over 7 terabyte’s (TB) of video footage and entry uploads, coupled with a verification and audit system, the Pii Digital SAFTA Web Application has been further customised with a cataloguing function.  Furthermore Pii Digital was able to streamline the typically manual SAFTA judging process by incorporating a digitalised review process assisting the SAFTA judging committee with the elaborate review of entries.

Developed for the duration of one year, the Pii Digital SAFTA Submission Application delivers the highest system and server performance capable of managing large volumes of access and data transfers in the form of mass video uploads and entries. Coupled with custom load balancing to manage high-peak times, the Pii Digital system is also equipped with a failsafe audit security system developed to overlay the entry uploads further ensuring the validity of each and every entry as well as the judgement process.

Pii Digitalis thrilled to have had the opportunity to work in collaboration with the National Film and Video Foundation (NFVF) and for having developed a custom-built web application to support the South African Film and Television Awards entry process. The Pii Digital SAFTA Awards Web Application joins an exceptional list of digital inventory that Pii Digital is responsible for having produced since inception and lays further foundation to continue to build custom bespoke, one of a kind developments for domestic and international clients.

Pii Digital is an award winning, strategic digital communications agency known for our exceptional digital and strategic know-how, a clear understanding of user experience design, deep development, social media, content, strategy, infrastructure & the technology landscape. Our in-house development and coding expertise translates into an unparalleled ability to engineer bespoke solutions such as web applications, mobile applications and closed system applications that are best of industry.


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