The International Tourism Film Festival Maldives 2016

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi Maldives, held its official press conference on the 31st March 2016 inviting both local and international press and media personnel; announcing the 01st International Tourism Film Festival in Maldives to be held from 10th-12th July 2016.

From left to right: Ahmed Nazim (Executive Coordinator – National Center of Arts Maldives) | Mohamed Adam (Deputy Managing Director – MMPRC) | Evgenia Boyankova (Director of Marketing & Sales – The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi, Maldives)


Enter The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s video competition to win a trip to the Maldives, valued up to USD 20,000, and be part of the international film festival 

Be part of the world of cinema and take part in The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s video competition – launched as part of the Following the Equator International Film Festival Maldives, which will be hosted by The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi from July 10-12, 2016.

Participants can enter the competition by submitting a short video on the topic: ‘Why I deserve the free trip in Maldives’ to be in the draw to win a flight to the Maldives for two people, with a five-night all-inclusive package in any villa*, including seaplane transfer.

Valued up to USD 20,000, the prize is open to people of all ages, interests and backgrounds from around the world.  Video submissions must be received by May 31, 2016, via the upload portal or by emailing

“It is our pleasure to be able to host the International Tourism Film Festival – Following the Equator.  Our resort is well-known for its access to arts, culture and sports and we look forward to seeing this come to life in the films.  We also look forward to welcoming worldwide celebrities and guests to the festival,” said Abdulla Thamheed, Group General Manager at Sun Siyam Hotels and Resorts.

About the Following the Equator International Film Festival:

The International Film Festival “Following the Equator” is a significant event in the world of cinema. The first of its kind in the Maldives, it aims to gather representatives of different ages, interests and backgrounds at one place and unite them by a common love of the arts, tourism and sports.

Festival entries will include movies about interesting and unique places on the planet, the culture and history of countries and their events: lasting from 1 to 13 minutes. The festival involves professional, amateur and student films, programs and video -films about tourism, science, nature, sports and interesting tourist, cultural and historical sites in different countries.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s film festival program includes a grand reception, trade fairs, art exhibitions, competitions, activities and classes, in addition to the film competition. Official website of the festival:

For a short video about the film festival click here. For more information on how to submit an application for the International Film Festival Maldives, please click here.

About The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi:

Located among the unspoiled islands of Noonu Atoll in the Maldives, a scenic 45-minute sea plane journey from Male, The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi is where nature’s simplicity and beauty is in abundance – it’s a world away from the everyday.

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi features 221 luxury oceanfront villas, including 70 over-water bungalows, inspired by traditional Maldivian architecture. All rooms are equipped with the latest in-room amenities including 32” flat-screen TV and Bose home theatre systems.

In addition to 14 restaurants and bar choices, the resort’s unrivalled range of leisure activities and excursions include a fully equipped PADI five-star dive facility and a water sports centre, tennis and badminton courts, kids club and multiple swimming pools. The tropical spa comprises 20 treatments rooms, each dedicated to a different Eastern or Western wellness philosophy for a wide range of health, relaxation and beauty options.

Guests at The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi will enjoy luxurious relaxation, while immersing themselves in the rich culture and heritage of the Maldives. Whatever kind of magical getaway guests are looking for; The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi has it all!

*Conditions apply.  To find out more, or book your extraordinary getaway, email:, visit or call +960 300 0868. 


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