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Bollywood Selects The 604 To Host Inaugural Times of India Film Awards 2013

The Times of India Group, India’s largest media conglomerate, has chosen Vancouver, British Columbia as the host city for its inaugural edition of The Times of India Film Awards (TOIFA). Celebrating the Hindi film industry and its outstanding movies and personalities, the first edition of TOIFA will be held April 4 – April 6, 2013 at various locations throughout the city.

The three-day celebration includes musical performances by some of Bollywood’s biggest stars at a special concert to be held at the Pacific Coliseum on April 4; film screenings of popular Hindi movies at theatres throughout the region on April 5; and a grand Awards Ceremony at BC Place on April 6. The Awards Ceremony will be packed with performances by top Indian celebrities including Shahrukh Khan, Ranbir Kapoor, Katrina Kaif, Abhishek Bachchan and more.

Tickets go on sale February 15 through Ticketmaster and Ticketleader. A comprehensive events schedule and purchasing information can be found at www.TOIFA.com.

TOIFAs are awarded based on a global voting system involving Bollywood fans from around the world. Fans are invited to vote for their favourite stars across 14 categories to determine the winners.

The TOIFA trophy is inspired by the core values that the Times of India Group represents including innovation, integrity, credibility and strength. Voting will be open from the second week of February onwards at www.TOIFA.com.

The Times of India Group is known internationally for its Filmfare Awards, presented annually to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in the Hindi language film in India. Known as the Oscars of India, the Filmfare ceremony is now entering its 58th year and is the oldest and most prominent event for the Hindi film industry.

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