South Indian International Movie Awards is a new awards event to be held every year from now. The Awards have been instituted with the purpose of advertising to the world the greatness of the South Indian film industry, which comprises of Telugu, Tamil, Kannada and Malayalam industries, and which together produce half the number of films made in India. The first such event will be held this month in Dubai on the dates June 21 and 22.
A jury comprising of unbiased and experienced panel members from all the industries has been constituted to select five films for nomination from each industry to be presented the Best Film award. Shyam Prasad Reddy, Khushboo, MalathiRangarajan, PoornimaBhagyaraj, BharathiVishnuvardhan, TS Nagabharana, K Manju, Siddique are some of the jury members.
In order to make the selection process democratic, the organisers have decided to allow the films to be voted by the audience. "The audience may log in into www.siima.in to cast their vote. Some of the voters will get an opportunity to fly to Dubai and share space with the celebrities," a statement said.