Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s International Tourism Film Festival on September 6

Chairman of Sun Siyam Resorts, Ahmed Siyam Mohamed (C) with the Grand Prize winner at the Sun Siyam Iru Fushi International Tourism Film Festival in 2016. (File Photo/Sun)

The Sun Siyam Iru Fushi’s second International Tourism Film Festival (ITFF) is scheduled to be held from September 6 – 8.

The first ITFF by Sun Siyam Iru Fushi was held in 2016. The second ITFF was originally scheduled to be held in 2017, but was postponed at the request of a large number of the participants, says Sun Siyam Iru Fushi.

The resort says the three-day festival will have entertainment and informative elements, and says it hopes to see many more well-known figures at the festival this year.


  • Tourism destination
  • Cultural tourism
  • Environment and ecotourism
  • Adventure tourism
  • Ethnography and society
  • Water
  • Cultural connection
  • Hotels and resorts
  • Tourism services
  • National production (only for Maldivians)
  • Amateurs and students (maximum 3 minutes)


  • Documentary (maximum 60 minutes)
  • Promotional (maximum 15 minutes)
  • Commercial (maximum 60 seconds)

The first ITFF was inaugurated by Chairman at Sun Siyam Group, Ahmed Siyam Mohamed. More than 200 videos from 20 countries were sent in, and several well-known international organizations and celebrities attended the festival.

The Grand Prize went to a Turkish director. Most of the 10 awards at the festival were won by Russia.