International Film & Television Club | 12th Global Film Festival 2019

Spiritual Environment Blended With Media Contribution For Peace

The whole campus of Marwah Studios was bubbling with the spiritual environment when who’s who of religious and spiritual leaders spoke about the contribution of media in spreading the goods words to the whole World to bring Peace in the World in a jam packed auditorium with highly charged audience.

The seminar was conducted by the newly formed International organization GLOBAL YOG ALLIANCE aheaded by Yogshiromani Dr Gopalji, who explained that the members have been taken from all communities, Religion, Cast and Creed, all sections of the society, national and international religious, spiritual and media persons are coming together to promote this organization and its objectives.

“I am proud to be associated with GYA organization as founder member and patron, what ever best can be done will be done to promote Yog and peace in India and Abroad” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios who had also been nominated as Ambassador of Peace by Universal Peace Federation at Korea earlier.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Anantshree Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Onkaranand Saraswati Maharaj of Parmatamamath, Acharya Satyaendra Narayan International SecretaryGeneral World Religious Parliment, Brahma Kumar Sushant Ji
Acharya Dr.Sadhvi Sadhna Ji.Swami VidhyanandJi, Maharaj Saahil Baba,Dr.Rajna Tripathi, Maharaj Sakhiram Ji, Brahma Kumari Usha Ji,Sushree Monika.

Paintings have become part of Our Life-Irfan Khan

Guran, Irfan Khan, Dr. Higasy, Sami Saleem,Sandeep Marwah
“Any Art which can give you pleasure and smooth sailing of your life should be the part of your life including Paintings” said Irfan Khan the renowned international face of Indian Cinema who has performed in films like Slumdog Millionaire,New York,Billu,Dil Kabaddi, Mumbai Meri Jaan ect.

“I believe performing Arts including Paintings are stress reliever in this age .The collection of paintings in this exhibition speak about the deep interest of Gaurang Jalan in Arts.” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and great Art lover while inaugurating the exhibition of assorted senior artist at Lalit Kala Academy in Delhi by Jagriti Art Intiative under tittle Metaphoric Shifts and New Imagery.

“Colours have deep relation with the thinking of the person, the selection of painting depends on the mood of the buyer, today the collection of paintings is enormous” said H.E. Mohamed Higasy, Ambassador of Arab Republic of Egypt in India. The secretary of
Lalit Kala Academy Dr. Sudhakar Sharma appreciated 60 works displayed at the gallery.

The artist involved with exhibition included M.F. Hussain, Sami Saleem, Satish Gujral, Bijon Chaudhary, Jayshree Chakraborty, Prosenjit Sengupta, Bikash Bhattacharya and others.

Any Sincere Efforts Will Never Go Waste-Marwah

“Any sincere efforts into learning and education can never go waste” said Sandeep Marwah, the President of Marwah Studios while talking to the passing out students of 65th batch of AAFT Asian Academy of Film and Television on the day of Convocation at Marwah Studios who all were more than excited to receive their diploma of World repute.

“We have given you the best as far as your ambience, infrastructure, Equipment, curriculum, management, workshops, interactions, industry interface, visits, festivals, productions, campus interviews, grooming and other things are concerned, now its your chance to prove your learning and its utilization in the industry” added Marwah.

“More than 500 hours of education and training in each discipline in short term courses and 1800 hrs in one year can make you a good start in the film and TV industry” said R.K.Singh the former Engineer in Chief, Doordarshan. “We will be pleased to see your names in the credit list of TV programs and feature films that will be our reward” said Harshvardhan, the Course Director of AAFT.

“We welcome you to the main stream industry and ask you to join us in the field you prefer to be in” said Gurbir Garewal the writer director of feature film Mannat and Coffee House. “This is the only institution which provides films to each and every acting student even before they leave the institute” said Satish Anand the great dramatist and national award winner.

We have given you are blood while teaching you, we want you to respect the sincerity of this institution, be human to reach to the top” said Dean of Asian Academy of Film and TV. Others who spoke on the occasion were K.K.Wadhwa, V.Kannan, Rajinder Gandhi, Lalit Prakash, Arun Anand, Adil Rana.

Goonj Join Hands with 3rd International Festival of Cell Phone Cinema

Goonj, a voluntary association born at Marwah Studios by the young enthusiastic school and college students of different parts of the country to spread the message of peace all over the India and across its boundaries. “We are young but we have vision, we may not have resources but we have enthusiasm, we want to carry the message of peace through media as well” said Mehul Mittra the young president of this new born organization while welcoming the guest of the day .

I have the pleasure to light the lamp on the first day of this organization, I pray that this light of peace may spread all over the World” said Sandeep Marwah, president of Marwah Studios who also invite all the youngsters to join 3rd International festival of Cell Phone Cinema by presenting stills or movies pertaining to subject Peace and Love. “We can bring in Love and Peace to the community by reminding people the importance and need for the same.” said H.E. Carlos A. Yarigoyan, Dy High commission of Embassy of Peru in India.
“What Gautam Budha and Mahatama Gandhi wanted the same service we have to provide to the nation through this organization Goonj, it may take time but one day everybody will realize the importance of this organization.” said Vipul Mittra, Secretary Tourism, Government of Gujrat. “I am ready to organize a musical program to highlight this idea.” said D.J.Narayan Director of song and drama division, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Harsh Vardhan Director Academics AAFT, R.K.Singh Dean ASMS, K.L.Lekhi former Dy Director General Police, Punjab. Later new poster of Mobile festival was released.

Global Yog Alliance Formed

The federation of yoga organizations in India and abroad join hands together to form an international body ‘Global Yog Alliance’ under the leadership of Yogshiromani Dr. Gopalji who has brought three important parts of the society that is Yog, Spirituality and religion, Film, TV and Media together for the first time on the same platform.

Some of the most important names from these segments of life .Anantshree Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Madhawashramji Maharaj of Jyotimath, Anantshree Jagatguru Shankracharya Swami Onkaranand Saraswati Maharaj of Parmatamamath, Dr Acharaya Prabhakar Mishra President World Religious Parliamant, Acharya Satyaendra Narayan International Secretary General, Dr. Mufti M. Mukarram Ahmed Shahi Imam fatehpuri, Pir Khwaja Afzal Nizami Sajjada Nashin of Nizamuddin and Media Guru Sandeep Marwah President of Asian Academy of Film and Television, Noida have been taken as patrons to the organization.

The Alliance has decided to go ahead with a national conference on Role of Yog, Religion and Media for the Peace in the World on 28th of December 2009.

Asian School of Media Studies Celebrated 5th Festival of Short Films

The Annual program of festival of short films was celebrated with great pomp and show.
“This is the best way not only to encourage students of the college but also to market their product” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios while inaugurating the 5th festival of short films directed by the students of ASMS.

The lamp was lighted by the students of ASMS breaking all the old traditions of the college. “We believe that students should be able to write, shoot, direct and edit their own programs when they are out of the institution” said Harshvardhan, vice President of ASMS. “We are keen in developing all facilities within campus so that our student of Cinema, Journalism, Multimedia and Electronic Media not only learn the best but give the best to industry” said R.K. Singh Dean ASMS.

“No media person can be successful unless he is disciplined himself” said Rahul Sehgal the associate dean of Cinema, Asian School of Media Studies. “We are here to look after the needs of students who have been provided World Class infrastructure to direct these films” added A.K.Goorah, the HOD Cinematography. The Students of all streams were present to appreciate the films. The program was well covered by Radio Noida 107.4FM.

Noida Villages Benefited by International Children’s Film Forum

ICFF, the newly constructed social body of Marwah Studios International Children’s Film Forum with the purpose of uplifting society through Cinema and especially through Children’s film created a new wave in the city of Noida. To start with the managing committee organized six programs by showing theme oriented short films produced by MFVP at six different villages and slums.

“Cinema is the best mode of mass communication to leave largest impact on society” said Sandeep Marwah, the President of ICFF and Marwah Studios. “We will put our best foot down to promote social issues concerning children through cinema from village to village in the country, we have tied up with 30,000 schools in the country where we will project social issues.” added Marwah.

ICFF is a voluntary body and invites people to come forward to join this organization for social cause. YES a social trust has already joined the mission. The managing committee consists of some of the finest names from the fraternity of film and television informed Radio Noida 107.4FM.

Indian film industry is Global now-Focus 2009

3rd Global Summit on Entertainment and Media Focus 2009 of Assocham came to the conclusion that we may be global as far as Indian Film Industry is concerned but still we have to take many measures to be known to rest of the world. Talking from the dice on the first day, S.M.Khan, the Director of Directorate of Film festivals of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India said “to attract foreign film makers into our festivals Government of India has announced a prize for 40 lacs for the best film, which is highest in the World. The seminar was attended by Film Director Madhur Bhandarkar, Ashok Pandit,President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah, Actor Mukesh Tyagi,art connoisseur Nevllie Tuli,Sheemaroo Director Hiren Gada and Channel Mahua’s Geetanjali Sehgal.
The show stopper was Sandeep Marwah who alone with great enthusiasm discarded the views of the other speakers who were not earlier convinced that Indian films and entertainment industry is now Global. Relating poetry to the current situation he won the applause of the audience to maximum.
“We need to improve a lot on our marketing techniques” said Madhur Bhandrakar, “We are behind as far as our subjects are concerned” said Ashok Pandit. “We still have to nourish our talent to an international standard” said Mukesh Tyagi. “Even after all these drawback our films are watched by two sixth of the World, Indian songs are accepted every where, Industry is still growing, we are still getting awards in every festival and competitions, Indian Films are watched with great interest ,Indian artist are appreciated” said Sandeep Marwah while giving ample current examples. Later Sujata Dev paid vote of thanks to the panelist.Others who were present there included Juhi Chawla,Dr. Swati Piramal and many film, TV and Media persons.

3rd International Festival of Cell phone Cinema 2010 Announced

International film and television club along with Asian Academy of Film and Television AAFT have decided to go ahead with the third International festival of mobile cinema at Marwah Studios in the third week of January 2010 informed Sandeep Marwah, the festival president.
“We are ready for the show again, idea is to promote young talent who are keen in expressing them selves through this cheapest mode of cinema that is mobile.” said Marwah announcing 3rd festival. There will be three categories of fiction and music video, reality or electronic media and still image. The total prize money will be around 2000 US dollars.
There are few rules of the competition, all entries to be created using a mobile phone. The entries should be original and not infringe on any copy right law. All work to be either uploaded on batchbuzz.com or the body of work can be sent on CD at the festival office—Marwah Studio, FC 14/15, Film City, Sector 16A, Noida 201301,U.P., India. The decision of the festival president will be final and binding to all the participants of cell phone cinema festival.
The film entries received from various countries will be judged by an international jury in New Delhi and the result for the 3 winner of the Cell Phone Cinema festival will be announced later .The list of the film entries, qualified for the finals, will be disclosed through the Internet.

International Children’s Film Forum Launched at Global Festival of Films 2009

L to R : Gurbir Garewal, Karl Bardosh, Sandeep Marwah, H.E. Voroshilov Enkhbold, Basu Chatterjee, Pankaj Parashar & Wajid Khan
The second day of 2nd Global Festival of documentary Films 2009 proved very lucky for the children when a forum was launched before the august audience consisting of film, TV, Media persons from all over India and other parts of the World jointly by H.E. Voroshilov Enkhbold the Ambassador of Mangolia in India, renowned film makers Basu Chatterjee, Karl Bardosh, Pankaj Parashar Gurbir Garewal and music director Wajid Khan.

“It is my honor that I could associate my self with this International organization which is going to work for children” said Mongolian Ambassador. ”I will give my full support to this cause.” said Basu Chatterjee. ”I am in the game,I can send you films from U.S.A. with good themes” said Karl Bardosh. ”I have already done ample work for children all that can be used by the forum without any further notice,” said Pankaj Parashar. “I am available for this venture and accept the vice president ship of this forum, and will maintain the trust shown in me” said Gurbir Garewal. “It’s a wonderful cause I stand for it with the organizer” said Wajid Khan.

International Children’s Film Forum (ICFF) is the first ever Forum of its kind in the private sector of India. ICFF has been established by Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and Founder of Noida Film City to support the govt. funded Children’s Film Society of India’s noble task of producing, distributing and exhibiting film for children. “This Forum believes that moving picture could play significant role in shaping the mind, body and character of younger children and that films for children should be informational, educational as well as entertaining” said Sandeep Marwah, president of the forum.
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The organization will get their support from Asian Academy Of Film and Television, Asian School of Media Studies, International Film and Television Club and International Film and Television Research Centre.