Next IIFA awards, not at Vancouver

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By Indiantelevision.com Team Posted on : 22 Jan 2013 06:38 pm

MUMBAI: The 14th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards will not be held in Vancouver.

The bid for the same by the British Columbia government on behalf of Vancouver was rejected for 2013, according to a statement by Wizcraft International, the organizers of IIFA.

The bidding process for the awards is currently on with a number of countries from the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa.

"The decision is subject to many contributing factors that are required of a host destination in terms of support-initiatives for Hindi cinema production, funding and distribution; event-funding, support, facilitation, and infrastructure," said IIFA and Wizcraft International director Sabbas Joseph. "We are committed to the film Industry and hosting an IIFA in any destination must meet the larger interests of Indian cinema and a spectacular-staging of the annual celebration," he added.

The dates and venue for the 2013 edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards will be formally announced soon.

Over the years, IIFA has been to destinations like London, Yorkshire, Johannesburg, Dubai, Amsterdam, Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo and Macau among other.

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