|South Indian International Movie Awards|
|Current: 10th South Indian International Movie Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in South Indian cinema and Music|
|Presented by||Vibri Media Group|
|First awarded||21 June 2012 – 22 June 2012|
|Produced by||Vibri Media Group|
|Related|| Celebrity Cricket League |
SIIMA Short Film Awards
South Indian International Movie Awards, also known as the SIIMA Awards, rewards the artistic and technical achievements of the South Indian film industry. It was launched in 2012 by Vishnu Vardhan Induri to appreciate film makers from across the South Indian film industries: Telugu cinema, Tamil cinema, Malayalam cinema, and Kannada cinema, and provide a platform to promote South Indian films in international markets.
The ceremony was instituted in 2012 by Vishnuvardhan Induri, the founder of Celebrity Cricket League.Adusumilli Brinda Prasad is the chairperson of SIIMA. 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.
It is one of the most prominent entertainment award ceremonies in India. Unlike other South Indian film awards, SIIMA holds its ceremony abroad.However in 2021, SIIMA is was conducted in Hyderabad, India owing to the travel restrictions due to COVID-19 pandemic.
In 2017, Vibri Media Group have announced that it is going to add SIIMA Short Film Awards category to recognise makers and actors of short films.In September 2017, a twitter emoji was released on the platform.
|First||21–22 June 2012||R. Madhavan, Lakshmi Manchu, Parvathy Omanakuttan||Dubai World Trade Centre||Dubai||UAE|
|Second||12–13 September 2013||Shriya Saran, Rana Daggubati, Sonu Sood, Parvathy Omanakuttan, Ash Chandler||Expo Centre Sharjah||Sharjah||UAE|
|Third||12–13 September 2014||Navdeep, Shraddha Das (Telugu)||Stadium Negara||Kuala Lumpur||Malaysia|
|Fourth||6 – 7 August 2015|| Rana Daggubati, Ali, Sreemukhi (Telugu) |
Shiva, Suchitra (Tamil)
|Dubai World Trade Centre||Dubai||UAE|
|Fifth||30 – 1 July 2016|| Allu Sirish, Lakshmi Manchu (Telugu) |
Shiva, Sathish, Dhanya Balakrishna (Tamil)
Ranjini Haridas (Malayalam)
|Suntec Convention Centre||Singapore||Singapore|| |
|Sixth||30 – 1 July 2017|| Allu Sirish, Lakshmi Manchu (Telugu) |
Sathish, Dhanya Balakrishna (Tamil)
|Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Centre||Abu Dhabi||UAE|| |
|Seventh||14–15 September 2018|| Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Sreemukhi (Telugu) |
Vijay Raghavendra, Samyuktha Hedge (Kannada)
|Bollywood Parks Dubai||Dubai||UAE|
|Eighth||15–16 August 2019|| Rahul Ramakrishna, Priyadarshi Pullikonda, Suma Kanakala (Telugu) |
Janani Iyer, Mirchi Shiva (Tamil)
Vijay Raghavendra, Anupama Gowda (Kannada)
Pearle Maany (Malayalam)
|Lusail Sports Arena||Doha||Qatar|
|Ninth||18 September 2021||Sreemukhi, Sundeep Kishan (Telugu)||Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC)||Hyderabad||India|
|Tenth||19 September 2021|| Lakshmi Manchu, Sundeep Kishan (Telugu)|
Pearle Maaney, Govind Padmasoorya (Malayalam)
|Hyderabad International Convention Center (HICC)||Hyderabad||India|
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