Organizers of the event held a press conference to brief local media about details. The panel comprised of Mashal Shahbik from QNTC, Vishnu Induri, SIIMA Owner; Naveed Abdulla, CEO - ONE FM Qatar; Jassim Mohammed, CCO - ONEFM Qatar, DR R Seetharaman (CEO - DOHA BANK), Medhat Greiss (General Manager - Teyseer Motors), Wassim Daageh- General Manager – W Doha and Indian actresses Andrea Jeremiah and Manvika Harish. The conference was attended by the media and guests from different organizations, along with sponsors. Mr. Vishnuvardhan Induri revealed the complete guest list of the celebrities attending SIIMA 2019 and also disclosed the Short Movie winners and the expected performances at SIIMA 2019.
The two-day event is split into 4 languages; 15th August will host Kannada and Telugu and 16th August will host Malayalam and Tamil. The first day of the event falls on India’s Independence day.
Now in its eighth year, SIIMA is the leading and most-viewed award show in the industry, recognizing talent and excellence while taking South Indian cinema across global horizons to create an engaging platform for South Indian actors to reach international fans.
Apart from the movie awards, a business award to felicitate South Indian Business achievers will be held on the 14th of August at the Luxurious Mondrian Doha. The night will also felicitate Qatari Icons and Socio-economic contributors from the country. The awards will be presented by celebrities and top industry professionals.
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