Second International Tourism Film Festival Maldives to take place in September

Second edition of the International Tourism Film Festival Maldives (ITFFM) will take place in September, organiser Sun Siyam Resorts announced Thursday.

In a statement, Sun Siyam Resorts said the festival has been rescheduled to September 6-8 because of popular demand as well as due to requests from interested participants and partners.

“The concept being gathering talents of different ages, interests and backgrounds at one place. With the success of the first edition, we hope to have a much grand event this year, with international celebrities and media,” the statement read.

“This year’s festival, extended over three days will be filled with special events which are impeccable in its entertaining and educating aspects. It is a platform for innovative work from both professionals and amateurs, in other words the perfect ground for networking.”

Held at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives resort in the northern Noonu atoll, ITFFM brings together professionals, celebrities and guests from across the globe to share their passion for traveling and seeing the beauty of it, the love for art, tourism and sports.

The first edition held in July 2016 witnessed celebrity figures including Chinese actress Yang Zi British TV personality and model Lizzie Cundy, social media influencer and travel blogger from Middle East Mina Wattan Ramadhan Raheem, German actor Raul Richter and his fiancé Valentina Pahde, and Maldivian celebrities including Jumayyil Nimal, Aishath Rishmy Rameez and Abdul Fathaah Abdul Gayoom together with some amazing journalists from international media. The presence of CCTV6, a top TV channel from China, well known tourism journalists from France, Italy, Middle East and Russia, and the local media which included Public Service Media, Sun Media and Hotelier Maldives made the festival more eventful.

Themed as “Following the Equator”, the three-day event screens amazing clips from across the globe with breathtaking content related to tourism and nature. With an opening gala after cocktails at sunset, stretched over the magnificent beach and a grand finale showcasing the top nominees concludes with a grand dinner and awarding of winners.

Sun Siyam Resorts has a portfolio of boutique luxury resorts in the Maldives and neighbouring Sri Lanka: The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, Olhuveli Beach and Spa Maldives, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef, and the upcoming Sun Aqua Iru Veli in the Maldives, and the Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka.

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