Nomination open for second international tourism film festival in Maldives

The Sun Siyam Resorts has announced the second edition of International Tourism Film Festival Maldives scheduled to be held in November.

Hosted by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi resort in the northern Noonu Atoll from November 16-18, this year’s festival extends over three days and will be filled with special events which are impeccable in its entertaining and educating aspects.

Nominations are open until July 21 and results are to be announced on September 18. The categories open for nomination include:

  • Tourism destinations
  • Cultural tourism
  • Environment and eco-tourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Ethnography and society
  • Water
  • Cultural connections
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Tourism services
  • National productions (only for Maldivians)
  • Amateurs and students (clips not more than three minutes)

The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives 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 last July 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.

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 is a collection of hotel and resort brands born from the inspiration of renowned local hotelier Ahmed Siyam Mohamed. Led by his passion for creating a difference in the Maldives tourism industry that redefines the luxury hospitality experience, Sun Siyam Resorts has an esteemed portfolio of boutique luxury resorts operating in the Maldives and Sri Lanka, including The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, Olhuveli Beach & Spa Maldives, Sun Aqua Vilu Reef Maldives and Sun Aqua Pasikudah in Sri Lanka.


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