The former Vice Chancellor of Jamia Millia Islamia Shahid Mahdi proposed that public broadcasting system without the funding support from the govt should be created in India as a civil society initiative. He was formally inaugurating the 62nd Festival of Short Digital Films of the students of Asian Academy of Film & TV. Lamenting that documentaries are not finding rewards and outlets in the country he said that the viewers need better television and not more television. Reacting to the suggestion from Shahid Mahdi, Director of the Academy Prof Sandeep Marwah announced that AAFT Public Broadcasting System would soon be added to the AAFT Community Radio Project. The former bureaucrat Deo Dutt, noted cardiologist Dr K.K. Aggarwal, film & TV director Gurbir Grewal well known film and television producer Prasan Sinha, CEO of WeCare Foundation Satish Kapoor, Executive Producer of Doordarshan Rajiv Kumar, Philanthropist Satya Bhushan Jain and well known business person Vijay Khanna also shared their thoughts with the students on this occasion.
Hollywood Filmmaker Nagender Karri & Mr. Sandeep Marwah President Of AAFT
Nagendra Karri, the Indian born film maker who owns Eternal Mind Production LLC in New York was recently at Asian Academy of Film And Television to meet the President Sandeep Marwah whom he first met at 62nd Cannes Film Festival.
Nagendra went through the whole campus of Marwah Studios and met the students who all were busy with their own productions. ”I am Keen to partner with Marwah Studios for my next venture called “Mobster” which will be shot in multi locales including India, said Karri while releasing the new publications of International Film And Television Research Centre of AAFT.
“We have publication Department where we publish books and journals related to film, Television and Media.” said Sandeep Marwah. “Our International Film and Television Research Center is the first research Centre of the country” added Marwah. Later Marwah presented a set of books to the guest of the day.
Marwah informed that Nagendra Karri has announced this new film after the successful debut screening of his first Directorial Venture “Where are you Sophia?” a suspenseful psychological thriller at the recently concluded Cannes Film festival. Karri, who directed, produced and wrote the film at the age of 26, has masters in computer science and electronics and a background in theater. Karri is quite keen in giving opportunity to the Acting and Technical students of AAFT and ASMS in his forth coming film.
Head of School journalism Mike Ward and Francois Nel the Diector Journalism Leaders Programme along with S.Parmeshwaram the national representative of the University & Mr. Sandeep Marwah President Of AAFT
Asian School of Media Studies, Noida along with University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK together have decided to promote students of journalism of their schools, by signing a joint student exchange program. ”I would like to invite students from UCLAN to come and see for them selves how journalism is taught and learned in India. Delhi is the hub centre for Cultural as well as political activities.” said Sandeep Marwah, the President of Marwah Group of Creative Enterprises.
A delegation consisting of Head of School of journalism Mike Ward and Francois Nel the Diector Journalism Leaders Programme along with S.Parmeshwaram the national representative of the University visited Asian School Of Media Studies in Noida Film City .”We are impressed by the well designed syllabus and huge supporting infrastructure of ASMS which shows the seriousness of the education of the school. They are no less than any International University.” said Mike Ward.
‘’We are well equipped with Print Lab, Multimedia Lab, Editing Lab, Radio Station, A Channel, Studios, Complete Shooting Equipments, and anything to everything for the promotion of Journalism Course..” added Suman Bajaj Karla Dean ASMS. A twin certification program, UGC approved Degree is provided to the Journalism Student. The undergraduate and post graduate courses are popular all over India.
“I am ready to bear the cost of training for the students from UK to prove how well the courses are designed in ASMS.” informed Marwah. The scholarship has been announced for this first group of UCLAN students by Marwah Studios.
62nd Cannes Film Festival was the platform for Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios to invite German Super Model Claudia Celisa to India .The Indian Pavilion which was the centre of attraction for many activities brought many film makers and film personalities close to each other.
Claudia Ciesla is a German model, actress and singer of Polish descent. Ciesla started modeling at the age of 15 working for shows involved in fashion and dancing. In May 2006 she was selected by Bild as the Football/Soccer Worldcup Girl 2006, and during the World Cup 2006 she was featured on the front page of a total of seven publications of that newspaper.”I am honoured to be part of Marwah Studios, especially the film and TV education which has always impressed me I would love to cast in one of their films.” said Claudia.
In 2007 and again in 2008 she was appearing on the German Internet soap opera Beach House, playing the part of Daisy Vandenburg. In 2008 Claudia Ciesla was in Austria chosen for the Snow Queen 2008. Ciesla is acting in a Bollywood film Karma along with leads Carlucci Weyant, Alma Saraci, and DJ Perry as part of an international film crew to be filmed in India .
In July 2008 Ciesla played the role of CLAUDIA in the new Italian TV-Sitcom “Outsiders in Palermo” shooted in Palermo/Italy.In Aug. 2008 Claudia played the female lead in the German-Indian Film “Ki Jana Pardes” In Aug/Sept Claudia acted in Calcutta, in the role of a German journalist for the Film Directed by “Arin Paul together with award winning film star Soumitra Chatterjee and sang the title song of this movie. During 2009, she will participate as an actress at the next Uwe Boll movie “Silent Night in Algona”
“I am happy Claudia has accepted our invitation to be in India once again,” said Sandeep Marwah. “She will be the guest of honour for our some very important event this year, added Marwah.