June 2017

THE 18TH EDITION OF IIFA FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK LIVE ON PPV

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

 

INTEGRATED SPORTS MEDIA
TO DISTRIBUTE THE 18TH EDITION OF IIFA FESTIVAL IN NEW YORK
LIVE IN NORTH AMERICAN PPV THIS
 JULY 15 FROM NEW YORK

Tenafly, NJ (June 28th, 2017The International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) has announced the 18th Edition of the most spectacular celebration of Indian Cinema worldwide, to be hosted in the city of New York, from 13th – 15th July 2017 this year! The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO is among the most coveted and highly anticipated award celebration that honors the very best of Indian Cinema with the highest level of achievement seen through the glamorous IIFA statuette.

The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO will air LIVE exclusively on Saturday, July 15, starting at 8:00 p.m. ET/5:00 p.m. PT in North America and the Caribbean on cable, satellite and digital Pay Per View via iN Demand, Vubiquity, DISH and DIRECTV in the USA, Bell, Rogers, SHAW, SaskTel and Telus in Canada, along with the Flipps App and web site www.IIFAAwardsppv.com in both the USA and Canada.  The suggested retail price is $39.95. The live telecast is distributed exclusively via Integrated Sports Media.

The highly anticipated The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO, will witness stunning performances from Bollywood megastars such as Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajputand Kriti Sanon among othersThe host for The NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO, is the multitalented Karan Johar.

The popular category nominations are available for the global audience to participate in the voting process. The IIFA Global Voting went LIVE this past May 20th and it will remain open through June 18. The final winners of the IIFA Awards are revealed on the night of the awards ceremony. Results are surrounded by secrecy and the credibility of the voting process is one of the key parameters of this prestigious award.
Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt Ltd, known for pioneering many extravagant and mesmerizing events in India and across the world, conceptualized IIFA 17 years ago, by the creative genius of the trio of masterminds – Andre Timmins, Viraf Sarkari and Sabbas Joseph. The vision was to celebrate Indian cinema outside India; and IIFA (International Indian Film Academy) the flagship brand is the accomplishment of that dream. IIFA is dedicated to building bridges across cinema, businesses, communities and nations, creating everyone’s dream: “One People. One World”. The journey during these past 17 years has seen the brand evolve from a one night affair to a weekend, which celebrates and hosts various events and activities related to cinema, business, culture, music and fashion. Hosting a variety of events during the weekend IIFA helps bring together a global community of people from all walks of life.

“It is amazing to see the excitement growing as we move closer to the biggest IIFA ever,” said Wiz Viraf Sarkari Director- Wizcraft International, the producers and creators of the IIFA movement. “For the first time in the ‘Big Apple’, IIFA will be a truly memorable experience for the audience with a mix of music, dance, culture and cinema. Capturing the very best of India with the use of world class production and a lineup of some of the most sought-after Bollywood celebrities, IIFA promises to be a great show at the spectacular MetLife Stadium. We are grateful for all the support and cannot wait for fans to see the Bollywood extravaganza come to life in July!”

“We are so pleased to be taking IIFA to new heights and greater outreach this year with the opportunity for even more fans across North America to enjoy the experience of Nexa IIFA Awards LIVE in the comfort of there homes.  The demand for IIFA is growing annually and with every venue having it’s limitations we look forward to such opportunity’s to be able to give even more people a chance to be a part of the IIFA experience, “ stated IIFA Director Andre Timmins.

"I am delighted that IIFA is coming to New York this year,” added Ambassador Riva Ganguly Das, Consul General of India. “This is an extremely timely initiative and will no doubt help in giving further visibility to Bollywood in this lively cultural capital of the world. Bollywood films speak a universal language which everyone across cultures and languages can relate to.  I am sure New York will be dazzled by the glamour, sheer beauty, charm and power of our films and what they stand for."

IIFA is continuing its journey with strength to grow every year in the world of entertainment and building the outreach as a major event globally to bring positive results and impact. This year is set to be one of the biggest, most extravagant and amazing IIFA Weekends to date. Keep up to date with all the latest news and details on IIFA by logging on to www.iifa.com or checking out the social media handles:

Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/IIFA/
Twitter- https://twitter.com/IIFA
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/iifa/

  • The star-studded NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by VIVO to witness power-packed performances by Bollywood Megastars Salman Khan, Alia Bhatt, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor, Sushant Singh Rajput, Kriti Sanon among others
  • The host for NEXA IIFA Awards Powered by Vivo is the talented Karan Johar
  • The IIFA Global Voting is available for the global audience to participate in the voting process and will be open untill June 18, 2017

About IIFA (International Indian Film Academy)
Conceptualized and produced by Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd. and supported by the key members of the Indian film fraternity, IIFA is the most appreciated South Asian film academy and a global platform that gives the Indian film fraternity an opportunity to reach audiences in international territories. The alliances made via the platform of IIFA provide huge benefits and gain to India but an equally important objective of this prestigious brand is to create similar outcomes in its host country.  The aim is to establish a system of mutual benefit to both India as well as the host destinations by boosting tourism, economic development, trade, culture, cross-border investments and film co-productions.

Wizcraft International Entertainment Pvt. Ltd promotes the IIFA Weekend & Awards globally each year and travel to new, exciting and beautiful destinations, taking the film fraternity with it to unite and celebrate the best of Indian film and culture, thereby taking Indian Cinema and India to a wider audience. www.iifa.com.

ABOUT WIZCRAFT INTERNATIONAL ENTERTAINMENT PVT. LTD.
Wizcraft International Entertainment, India’s leading media and Entertainment Company is dedicated to showcasing its expertise on the world stage.  Having conceptualized some of the grandest events globally including the 50 Years of Indian Independence, the 30 Years of Mauritian Independence, the 10 years of the South African Freedom Struggle, the Commonwealth Games Opening and Closing ceremonies in Delhi as well as the Handover ceremony of the Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, & the prestigious International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) Awards & Weekend for 15 years in over 12 countries, Wizcraft has contributed towards brand building for India across the world.  It has pioneered and developed India’s biggest entertainment brand IIFA which has taken Indian Cinema and culture to the world. The growth story of the company reflects the evolution of the Indian event management & entertainment industry itself. Driven by its vision “Believe in the power of your dreams” the company is committed to quality and innovation, while setting its sights on greater peaks of achievement.

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