The 14th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA)
awards will not be held in Vancouver.
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.
bidding process for the awards is currently on with a number of
countries from the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa.
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.
dates and venue for the 2013 edition of the IIFA Weekend and Awards
will be formally announced soon.
the years, IIFA has been to destinations like London, Yorkshire,
Johannesburg, Dubai, Amsterdam, Singapore, Bangkok, Colombo and
Macau among other.