The International Indian Film Academy Awards (also known as the IIFA Awards) are a set of awards presented annually by the International Indian Film Academy to honour both artistic and technical excellence of professionals in Bollywood, the Hindi language film industry. Instituted in 2000, the ceremony is held in different countries around the world every year with the most recent one being held in East Rutherford, New Jersey on 14-15 July 2017.
The IIFA Utsavam is the South Indian segment of the annual IIFA Awards. The awards were introduced in 2016, around the films released in 2015. The 1st IIFA Utsavam was held on 24 and 25 January 2016 at the Gachibowli Athletic Stadium, Hyderabad, India.
|18th IIFA Awards|
|Awarded for||Excellence in cinematic achievements for Bollywood|
|Presented by||International Indian Film Academy|
|Produced by||Wizcraft International|
The first awards were presented in 2000 at The Millennium Dome in London, United Kingdom. From then onwards, the awards are held at locations around the world signifying the international success of Bollywood. Since 2000, the event has expanded from a one-night event to a three-day celebration, hosting various events and activities relating to the Indian film industry.
These awards honour films from the previous calendar year. Amitabh Bachchan is the Brand Ambassador of the IIFA since its inception. In its 10th year (2009), five special awards were introduced: Star of the Decade (Male and Female), Movie of the Decade, Music of the Decade, and Director of the Decade.
The following is a listing of all International Indian Film Academy Awards ceremonies since 2000. *For the details of Best Picture winners and Hosts for the IIFA Utsavam ceremonies, please follow the link to the respective ceremonies.
|Ceremony||Date||Best Picture winner||Host(s)||Venue||City||Continents|
|1st IIFA Awards||24 June 2000||Hum Dil De Chuke Sanam||Yukta Mookhey
|Millennium Dome||London, United Kingdom||Europe|
|2nd IIFA Awards||16 June 2001||Kaho Naa... Pyaar Hai||Priyanka Chopra
|Super Bowl Arena||Sun City, South Africa||Africa|
|3rd IIFA Awards||6 April 2002||Lagaan||Lara Dutta||Arena of Stars||Genting Highlands, Malaysia||Asia|
|4th IIFA Awards||17 May 2003||Devdas||Anil Kapoor
|Coca-Cola Dome||Johannesburg, South Africa||Africa|
|5th IIFA Awards||22 May 2004||Kal Ho Naa Ho||Rahul Khanna||Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Asia|
|6th IIFA Awards||11 June 2005||Veer-Zaara||Shahrukh Khan
|Amsterdam Arena||Amsterdam, Netherlands||Europe|
|7th IIFA Awards||17 June 2006||Black||Fardeen Khan
|Dubai International Convention Centre||Dubai, United Arab Emirates||Asia|
|8th IIFA Awards||9 June 2007||Rang De Basanti||Boman Irani
|Hallam FM Arena||Sheffield, United Kingdom||Europe|
|9th IIFA Awards||8 June 2008||Chak De! India||Boman Irani
|Siam Paragon||Bangkok, Thailand||Asia|
|10th IIFA Awards||13 June 2009||Jodhaa Akbar||Boman Irani
|The Venetian Macao||Macau|
|11th IIFA Awards||5 June 2010||3 Idiots||Sugathadasa Stadium||Colombo, Sri Lanka|
|12th IIFA Awards||25 June 2011||Dabangg||Boman Irani
|Rogers Centre||Toronto, Canada||North America|
|13th IIFA Awards||9 June 2012||Zindagi Na Milegi Dobara||Shahid Kapoor
|Singapore Indoor Stadium||Singapore||Asia|
|14th IIFA Awards||6 July 2013||Barfi!||Shahrukh Khan
|The Venetian Macao||Macau|
|15th IIFA Awards||26 April 2014||Bhaag Milkha Bhaag||Shahid Kapoor
|Raymond James Stadium||Tampa, United States||North America|
|16th IIFA Awards||7 June 2015||Queen||Arjun Kapoor
|Putra Indoor Stadium||Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia||Asia|
|17th IIFA Awards||25 June 2016||Bajrangi Bhaijaan||Shahid Kapoor
|18th IIFA Awards||14-15 July 2017||Neerja||Karan Johar||MetLife Stadium||East Rutherford, New Jersey|