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IIFA 2017 to be held in New York

MUMBAI: Wizcraft International Entertainment has announced New York as the host city for the 18th edition of the IIFA weekend and awards.

The IIFA Festival will take place from 14 and 15 July at at the MetLife Stadium, NewYork City. IIFA will be hosted in the United States for the second time.

The fest will kick-start with the voting process for the awards, which will be held in Mumbai from 14-16 April at Indus, JW Marriott Hotel from 10am to 10 pm. At the IIFA Voting Weekend, members of the Indian film industry will show their support to IIFA as they come forward to vote for their peers.

Said New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, “We are thrilled to welcome IIFA to New York! Our city is home to both a thriving film industry and a dynamic, growing Indian American community. This is an event that will contribute enormously to both the cultural and economic life of our city. We welcome the artists and fans of Indian cinema, and encourage everyone to experience the rich cultural life across the five boroughs while celebrating these groundbreaking films.”

IIFA 2017 aims at bringing the magic of Indian Cinema not only to New York but also to the whole of America. The two-day IIFA Festival New York will feature on IIFA Weekend Press Conference, IIFA Rocks Green Carpet and main event IIFA Rocks. The IIFA IIFA Awards Green Carpet and IIFA Awards will be held on the second day.

MetLife Stadium president & CEO Ron VanDeVeen said, “We are honoured that IIFA has chosen MetLife Stadium to host the 18th annual IIFA Awards and we look forward to welcoming the thousands of fans from around the world who will travel to New Jersey. This global event offers us the incredible opportunity to host our first-ever awards show and to continue to showcase our region to an international audience.”

This year, IIFA Festival, New York, 2017 will play host to some of the most celebrated stars of the Indian film industry, notable guests, and dignitaries from India and the region, world media and Indian cinema fans from across the globe.