Hyderabad: The eighth edition of South Indian International Movie Awards (SIIMA)- 2019, will be held from August 15,2019. The two day event will be concluded on August 16,2019. The capital city of Qatar , Doha, will host the event. The Celebrities down south are currently gearing up for the SIIMA awards which reward the artistic and technical achievements of the south Indian film industry. . India’s leading fashion retail chain Pantaloons is roped in for the second time in as the Title Sponsor for SIIMA 2019.
The South Indian Actress Shriya Saran, Vishnu Vardhan Induri- MD Vibri Media and Mr. Ryan Fernandes- Head of Marketing – Pantaloons were present along with Shanvi Srivastava, Ashima Narwal, Nidhhi Agerwal, Manvitha Kamath, Ruhani Sharma, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna, Allu Arvind and Madhura Sridhar were present at the Curtain raiser in Hotel The Westin, Mindspace, Madhapur, Hyderabad.
. Speaking on the Association with Pantaloons, Vishnu Vardhan Induri- MD Vibri Media said that they had also introduced short film awards from this year, “Fashion and Films go hand in hand and especially in South India fans try to imitate the styles of their favorite stars. Short Film Awards is an initiative taken by SIIMA to bring out the talent of young film makers who are set to change the dynamics of film making with their fresh thoughts and techniques”, he said.
Ryan Fernandes, the Head of Marketing & Ecommerce – Pantaloons said, “Pantaloons, India’s leading fast fashion destination and one of the fastest growing fashion retailers in South India. We are excited to partner with the 8th edition of SIIMA, a platform that globally recognizes the talent and work produced by our South India Cinema. This partnership brings together the best of fashion and the best of the film fraternity on the same platform. We are confident that this association will help us develop a deeper connect with our consumers in South India.” Pantaloons will be hosting the Style Icon contest in Pantaloons stores, on social media, and several popular colleges for movie and fashion enthusiasts. The following are the category of awards for the event.
Top Nominated Movies : Rangasthalam 12 Nominations ; Mahanati 9 Nominations ; Geetha Govindam 8 Nomination ; Aravinda Sametha: 6 Nominations
Top Nominated Movies in Tamil: 96- 10 Nominations ; Kolamavu Kokila- 7 Nominations ; Vada Chennai- 6 Nominations
Top Nominated Movies in Malayalam : Sudani from Nigeria- 9 Nominations ; Varathan- 6 Nominations ; Aravindante Adhithikal- 5 Nominations ; Poomaram, 5
Top Nominated Movies in Kannada : KGF Chapter-I – 12 Nominations ; Tagaru- 11 Nominations ; Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai – 10 Nominations