South Indian International Movie Awards
|South Indian International Movie Awards|
Logo of SIIMA Awards
|Awarded for||Excellence in South Indian cinema|
South Indian International Movie Awards, also known as the SIIMA Awards, rewards the artistic and technical achievements of the South Indian film industry.
The ceremony was instituted in 2012 by Vishnuvardhan Induri, the founder of Celebrity Cricket League. The Awards are presented in separate parts on two different days. On the first day the most promising upcoming South Indian film artistes are honoured at the Generation Next Awards, while the second day is reserved for the main SIIMA Awards. The Award nominees are selected by a jury of senior artistes and professionals and voted for by public polling. The first SIIMA ceremony was held on 21 & 22 June 2012 at the Dubai World Trade Centre. Dhanush has won the most number of SIIMA awards (11) till date.
Doctor Siddharth, the present Governor of Tamil Nadu, launched the third FICCI Media Entertainment Business Conclave (MEBC) with a call for a joint and concerted effort of all spheres to make the South Indian film industry on par with international standards. During this event, a decision was taken to promote the South Indian film industry on a global scale and to attract the untapped potential of overseas film goers. The presentation should reflect the growing importance of South Indian cinema as a key world market.
The matter was taken up by Entrepreneur Vishnuvardhan Induri, who introduced the new international Award, SIIMA.
|1st South Indian International Movie Awards||21–22 June 2012||R. Madhavan, Lakshmi Manchu, Parvathy Omanakuttan||Dubai World Trade Centre||Dubai|
|2nd South Indian International Movie Awards||12–13 September 2013||Shriya Saran, Rana Daggubati, Sonu Sood, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Ash Chandler||Expo Centre Sharjah||Sharjah|
|3rd South Indian International Movie Awards||12–13 September 2014||Shiva, Navdeep, Shraddha Das||Stadium Negara||Kuala Lumpur|
|4th South Indian International Movie Awards||6–7 August 2015||Shiva, Ali, Suchi, Sri Mukhi||Dubai World Trade Centre||Dubai|
|5th South Indian International Movie Awards||30 June - 1 July 2016||Shiva, Sathish,Dhanya Balakrishna ,Ranjini Haridas||Suntec Convention Centre||Singapore|
|6th South Indian International Movie Awards||30 June - 1 July 2017||Sathish, Dhanya Balakrishna||Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre||, Abu Dhabi|
|7th South Indian International Movie Awards|
- Best Film
- Best Director
- Best Cinematographer
- Best Débutante Producer
- Best Débutante Director
- Best Actor
- Best Actor in a Supporting Role
- Best Male Debutante
- Best Actress
- Best Actress in a Supporting Role
- Best Female Debutante
- Best Comedian
- Best Actor in a Negative Role
- Best Music Director
- Best Lyricist
- Best Male Playback Singer
- Best Female Playback Singer
- Best Fight Choreographer
- Best Dance Choreographer
- Special jury award: Critics Best Actor and Actress
- Lifetime achievement award
- Young icon award [Male and Female]
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