The organisers of the International Indian Film Academy Awards (IIFAs) have announced that the tenth edition of the awards will be held June 11-13 in Macau.
Nominees for best film include blockbusters Ghajini, Jodhaa Akbar, Race and Dostana, along with less traditional films such as Rock On, about a group of young professionals reforming their college band, and terrorist drama A Wednesday.
The itinerant IIFAs, which aim to promote Indian cinema in overseas markets, were held in Bangkok last year and have also touched down in the UK, Netherlands, South Africa, Malaysia, Singapore and Dubai. They have a global viewership of around 600 million.
The awards will be hosted by the Venetian Macau tourist resort. “Macau is an excellent choice of IIFA celebration and we are excited to bring IIFA’s magic to this fabulous city,” said IIFA brand ambassador Amitabh Bachchan.
The event will also host the Global Business Forum, co-organised by the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), on June 12. The theme of the one-day event is “Global Financial Meltdown: Turning crisis into opportunity through enhanced cooperation between India and China.”
Speakers include the former chairman of India’s Securities and Exchange Board, M. Damodaran; Griffin Growth Partners chairman Alan Rosling, and Idea Cellular CEO Sanjeev Aga.