Maldives film body reveals “grand” awards ceremony plans

The Maldives Film Association has announced its intentions to launch an awards ceremony later this year to honour local actors and directors for their work, newspaper Haveeru has reported.

The organisers of the Maldives Film Awards, which are scheduled for July 2011 and will be held in collaboration with local promotions group High Rise Maldives under a three-year deal, have said that the exact categories to be contested will be announced later this month.

According to the report, the Maldives Film Association has said it will be looking to add two foreign experts to the award’s judging panel as well as inviting high-profile Bollywood stars to be in attendance.