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01-21-2013, 11:11 PM #1
IIFA confirms not going to Vancouver in 2013The 14th edition of the International Indian Film Academy (IIFA) awards will not be held in Vancouver, as was announced earlier.
The bid from the British Columbia government on behalf of Vancouver was rejected for 2013, said a statement from IIFA organisers, Wizcraft International.
The bidding process for the awards is currently on with a number of countries from the Middle East, South America, Europe and Africa vying for the Bollywood extravaganza to come to their city.
"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 Sabbas Joseph, director, IIFA and Wizcraft International.
"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....being a human...