International Tourism Film Festival Maldives postponed
Second edition of the International Tourism Film Festival Maldives has been postponed due to popular demand, organiser Sun Siyam Resorts announced Monday.
In a statement, the Sun Siyam Resorts said the festival has been pushed back to April 18-20, 2018 from November. Nominations are now open until December 15 and results to be announced on February 15, it added.
The categories open for nomination include:
- Tourism destinations
- Cultural tourism
- Environment and eco-tourism
- Adventure tourism
- Ethnography and society
- Cultural connections
- Hotels and resorts
- Tourism services
- National productions (only for Maldivians)
- Amateurs and students (clips not more than three minutes)
The genres open for nomination include:
- Documentary (not more than 60 minutes)
- Promotional (not more than 15 minutes)
- Commercials (not more than 60 seconds)
The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives, held at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi 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.