SIIMA, the Biggest and the most viewed South Indian Film Awards is back with its Eighth Edition to be held in Doha, Qatar on 15th & 16th August. India’s leading fashion retail chain Pantaloons is roped in for the second time in as the Title Sponsor for SIIMA 2019.
Pantaloons, a division of Aditya Birla Fashion and Retail Ltd. is India’s Favorite Family Fashion Destination. Pantaloons has total of 69 stores across the five states in South India. With continued focus on catering to varied apparel and non-apparel needs of Indian consumers in a modern retail environment, Pantaloons has emerged as a strong brand in the fashion industry over the past two decades and is making fashion accessible across the length and breadth of the country.
Shriya Saran, Mr. Vishnu Vardhan Induri- MD Vibri Media and Mr. Ryan Fernandes- Head of Marketing & Ecommerce – Pantaloons were present at the event.
Other attendees were, Shanvi Srivastava, Ashima Narwal, Nidhhi Agerwal, Manvitha Kamath, Ruhani Sharma, Priyadarshi, Rahul Ramakrishna and Sudheer Babu.
Speaking on the Association with Pantaloons, Mr. Vishnu Vardhan Induri- MD Vibri Media said, “Fashion and Films go hand in hand and especially in South India fans try to imitate the styles of their favorite stars. We are happy to have Pantaloons as our title sponsor as well as styling partner for SIIMA 2019.”
Mr. Ryan Fernandes, Head of Marketing & Ecommerce – Pantaloons said, “Pantaloons, India’s leading fast-fashion destination and one of the fastest-growing fashion retailers in South India. We are excited to partner with the 8th edition of SIIMA, a platform that globally recognizes the talent and work produced by our South India Cinema. This partnership brings together the best of fashion and the best of the film fraternity on the same platform. We are confident that this association will help us develop a deeper connection with our consumers in South India.”
This festive season, Pantaloons will have ensembles that will style you for every occasion throughout the season. Its offering ranges from maxi dresses to ghera skirts, fusion tops to asymmetrical kurtas, long length tees to fashionable denim, smart chinos to printed shirts and lots more.
Pantaloons will be hosting the Style Icon contest in Pantaloons stores, on social media, and several popular colleges for movie and fashion enthusiasts. The participants are required to create looks with Pantaloons apparel & accessories and post their pictures on the link provided to them, the internal team will assess the entries and 8 winners will be chosen.
Pantaloons will be reaching out to over 1 Million consumers through their social media and are expecting about 50,000 registrations. They will be reaching out to consumers across multiple touch-points and 8 winners will get a life-time opportunity to travel to Qatar and attend the SIIMA finale! That’s not all, the winners will also have their moment in the limelight as they are called upon the stage to present the award to their favorite celebrities.
Top Nominated Movies in Telugu:
1) Rangasthalam : 12 Nominations
2) Mahanati: 9 Nominations
3) Geetha Govindam: 8 Nominations
4) Aravinda Sametha: 6 Nominations
Top Nominated Movies in Tamil:
1) 96- 10 Nominations
2)Kolamavu Kokila- 7 Nominations
3)Vada Chennai- 6 Nominations
Top Nominated Movies in Malayalam:
1)Sudani from Nigeria- 9 Nominations
2)Varathan- 6 Nominations
3)Aravindante Adhithikal- 5 Nominations
4) Poomaram : 5
Top Nominated Movies in Kannada:
1)KGF Chapter-I – 12 Nominations
2)Tagaru- 11 Nominations
3)Sarkari Hi. Pra. Shaale, Kasaragodu, Koduge: Ramanna Rai – 10 Nominations
Along with Pantaloons SIIMA association announcement, this year too SIIMA continues the legacy of Hosting Short Film Awards to promote young filmmakers.
Over the last three years, more and more aspiring filmmakers are taking to the internet to show their talent and we have observed a trend of short filmmakers becoming highly successful filmmakers. We at SIIMA would like to take this opportunity of tapping the right talent at the right time and provide them a platform where the world will recognize them.
Talking about SIIMA Short Film Awards, Mr. Vishnu Vardhan Induri- MD Vibri Media said, “SIIMA Short Film Awards is an initiative taken by SIIMA to bring out the talent of young filmmakers who are set to change the dynamics of film making with their fresh thoughts and techniques”.
The evolution of multiple streaming platforms is widening the market space for good filmmakers.
SIIMA Short Film Awards Process:
SIIMA curate’s short films made by young and aspiring filmmakers in the four South Indian languages in the year 2018 and uploaded it on various social platforms on the internet.
Based on the views and analyzing reactions of viewers, the nominees will be finalized.
Nominations in each category are put in front of Jury which will select the winner in each category.
Vibri Media is the Promoter of SIIMA & CCL
Vibri is now producing two Hindi films ’83 and Jaya. 83 is a Biopic on World Cup winning 1983 Indian Cricket Team with Ranveer Singh playing Kapil Dev and directed by Kabir Khan. Jaya is a Biopic on Jayalalitha with Kangana Ranaut playing Jayalalitha.