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

AAFT Launches New Courses In Films With Specialization

After completion of 18 years in Media, Film and TV education the management of Marwah Studios has decided to launch four new Post Graduate courses in Cinema. The courses are specializations in ‘Film Direction’, ‘Cinematography’, ‘Film Post Production’ and ‘Sound Engineering and Designing’. These courses are along with UGC approved Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication, Advertising and Journalism.

“The courses have been designed by the experts of Indian Film and Television Industry.” said Sandeep Marwah, president of Marwah Studios and founder of Noida Film City. “There are very few seats in these four courses as the courses are very expensive and backed and supported by Indian Film Industry” Marwah added.

“We are more than satisfied with the training facilities at Asian Academy of Film And Television (AAFT), they know their job” said all committee members when they were approached to comment on these courses including David Dhawan, Basu Chatterrjee, Pankaj Parashar, Boney Kapoor, Ashok Tyagi, and Satish Kaushik.

AAFT and ASMS, Asian School Of Media Studies have proved to the Media World that good education can lead to success in the industry. Academy has the strongest placement cell and some of the finest film and television companies including Ekta kapoor’s Balaji Tele films, Shahrukh khan’s Red Chillies, Anil Kapoor’s Productions, Boney Kapoor’s BSK Enterprises recently had campus interviews.

The applications for the courses are available at Marwah Studios .The course will begin in first week of August. All applications will be scrutinized by the industry Bigwigs.

DFF Now For Chinese Film Festival At Sri Fort

Directorate of film festival, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India in association with Embassy of the People’s Republic of China in India announced five days festival of Chinese films to be held at Sri Fort Auditorium at New Delhi from 18th to 22nd May.

“The Idea is to exchange the culture between two countries” said S.M.Khan, the Director General and Director of DFF. “We have decided to have maximum number of film festival and every time our reach to the audience is increasing” Khan added.

The festival was inaugurated by Pyarelal, Jt.secretary of Ministry of Information and Broadcasting. The films which are shown in these five days are ‘U And Me’, ‘The Law Of Romance’, ‘Looking For Jackie’, ‘Huayao Bridge In Shangri’, The Road Home’, One Hundred Yuan’, ‘Together’, and ‘Fit Lover’.

The festival is supported by Marwah Studios, an oldest film establishment of north India and Radio Noida. “Anything to do with the films, we are ready to support the event” said Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios.

“We are so thankful to DFF for including us in these International festivals” said by the students of media, film and television from Asian Academy of Film & TV, Asian School of Media Studies, Asian Business School, Asian School Of Graphics and Animation and Asian School of Performing Arts. (ANA)

Aziz Burney Shared his Experience with MBA Students

Asian Business School (ABS) with its students specializing in Media Management had a wonderful interaction program with the renowned and veteran journalist and now group editor of Sahara Dr. Aziz Burney.

Explaining the difficulties and fun in establishing and managing a News Paper Office Aziz Burey explained the students of business administration the different carrier opportunities they can have after passing out from the college in this field.

Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios and Director of Asian Business School said, “India offers a promising market for the print media industry. The expected CAGR of 12 per cent is a result of the increasing rate of literacy. In 2010, the print media is expected to reach Rs 19,500 crore from its present value of Rs 10,900 crore”

“The immense scope of the Indian print media have also aroused the interest of foreign investors” said Gurbir Garewal film maker and Jt. Director AAFT. “Digital printing, new ways of promotion and distribution are the latest trends and content being the focus of the print media industry” said Arun Anand, HOD Still Photography.

.Later Marwah presented a copy of new Coffee Table book on Amitabh Bachchan to Burney published by the Documentation department of International Film And Television Research Centre .The event was supported by Radio Noida 107.4FM and International Public Broadcasting Forum.

Asian School of Performing Arts Promoted by AAFT

The management and the board of Asian Academy of Film and Television, the first private film school of the country have decided to create a separate entity for the acting school of its education society under the name and banner of ‘Asian School of performing Arts’

“It is very important to emphasis the acting course separately as there is a huge requirement of good trained actors in film and television business” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Director of AAFT. “We need good performers even for our own films. We are providing 100 percent placements to our actors, we are conscious about their involvement” Marwah added.

“I am keen in the progress of acting students as there is no dearth of work for actors in film and television industry. They have to be groomed well and should technically fit.” said the star producer Boney Kapoor.

The acting classes will be conducted by the experts and masters of acting from India and Abroad. Some of the renowned names from all over the World have already given their consent to be part of the training program. The course has been designed by board consisting of Star Anil Kapoor, Satish Kaushik, Karl Bardosh of Tisch School of The Arts,NYU and others. AAFT is backed by Indian Film Industry.

The acting students will be provided films by Marwah Films and Video Productions. Asian School of Performing Arts will be supported by Radio Noida 107.4FM, International Film And Television Club, International Film And Television Research Center, International Children’s Film Forum and International Public Broadcasting Forum.

Sandeep Marwah Honored With Rajiv Gandhi Global Award

Sandeep Marwah the President of Marwah Studios and Director of Asian Academy of Film And Television was honored with the ‘Rajiv Gandhi Global Excellence Award’ for bringing Indian Entertainment and Education to World map.

First he was honored at Budapest with Jiri Menzil and Istavain Zsoba, then honored at 33rd Cairo International Film Festival with Salma Hayek and Samuel Jackson, then he was honored in Belgium during 26th Mon’s International film festival de Amour. He is the first Media Person to be honored with a Degree in MBA from Oxford, ‘Ambassador of Peace’ from Korea, ‘Cultural Ambassador of Wales’ ‘Champion of Wales’ from Wales in total bringing a huge name and fame to India.

Sandeep Marwah is indeed an International Media Guru who has founded Noida Film City in 1988 and trained 7500 young aspirants of 73 countries of the World at his studios founded by him in 1991.Sandeep has created an International Record of producing 1600 the largest number of short films in the World.

Sandeep Marwah has created new media bodies on world basis including International Film And Television Club, International Film And Television Research Centre, International Children’s Film Forum and International Public Broadcasting Forum to fulfill the requirements of the society.

Mac Mohan Remembered At AAFT

A special prayer meeting was conducted at Asian Academy of Film And Television, Noida Film City to remember the veteran actor Mac Mohan who recently left for heavenly abode.
“We feel it is necessary to pay homage to the departed soul who has contributed a lot to the creative field of film making” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Director of AAFT. “Patience and persuasion can be learned from him.” Marwah added.

“The art of acting can be learned by Mac Mohan films who very patiently entered into this industry and in 46 years performed in over 175 films” said Satish Anand, Dean Acting AAFT. “I cannot forget his visit to FTII, Pune when I was student there, how well he presented his caliber and talent to all of us” said Gurbir Garewal Jt Director AAFT.
Mac Mohan with his real name as Mohan Makhijani shot to fame as gun toting dacoit Sambha in Ramesh Sippy’s Sholay. He worked in films like Haqeeqat, Don, The Burning Train, Satte Pe Satta, Bombay to Goa, Shan, Majboor.
One minute silence was observed in the hall by students and the faculty of all the disciplines. A note of the proceeding was sent to the family of late Mac Mohan. Sandeep Marwah proposed a section for his best films in the library.

66th Festival of Short Digital Films at AAFT

“If films can leave an impact on the audience that is called a real communication, and film festivals are the best way to project the culture of any country” said Carlos A Irigoyen Forno, the Deputy Head of Mission, Peru Embassy in India while inaugurating the 66th Festival of Short Digital Films produced by Marwah Films and Video Production and directed by the students of AAFT.

“It is important to keep in mind the need of audience while producing the films. Film making not only needs your willingness but ability too.” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah Studios and Chairperson of International Film and Television Club welcoming all the guests of 66th FSDF.

Some of the finest films were shown during the festival including The Final Cut Off Directed by Balwender Singh, Maimuna Directed by Ismail Sarr, The Beggar by Shathi Vijayan, Last Breath by Himanshu Chittkara, 2080 Life Without Oil by Daniel Martin, Night Tales by Daniel Ekundayo Akinshola, and 4th Idiot by Sanjeev Rai.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Satish Kapoor, President of voluntary organization Brotherhood, Rajiv Raghunatan former editor of Financial Express, Dr. Asmi Raza Editor Indian Dominion, S.K. Goel financial consultant, Satya Bhushan Jain trustee Narayan Sewa Sansthan, Speaking about the importance of film festivals Prof. Harshvardhan Director Academics, Prof. Gubir Garewal Jt. Director AAFT and R.K. Singh Dean Asian School of Media Studies expressed their views.

Sanjay Chhel expressed his views to Young Film Makers

“Film directors are going to be successful for sure who believe in writing their own scripts” said Sanjay Chhel the renowned story, script, screenplay, dialogue ,lyrics writer of Rangeela, Daud, Yes Boss, Jo Bole So Nihal, Partner and director of feature films like Khoobsurat, Man Gaye Mugal-E-Azam, Yahhuu, Kya Dil ne Kahaa, talking to the students of final year of Cinema and PGD in Direction at Asian School Of Media Studies at Noida Film City.
“Education and training in cinema, observation, reading, watching cinema are some of the first steps toward achieving goals for all of you.” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Director of Asian School Of Media Studies to Cinema students. “Honest towards your profession, hard work and continuous persuasion are the second part of this business” Marwah added.
Answering to the large questions Sanjay Chhel gave all those tips to the students which they can adapt and practice to be a good writer. The exercise motivated them to large extend.
The personalized class with Sanjay Chhel was conducted by Rahul Sehgal HOD Cinema ASMS who initiated the importance of writing in Cinema. .R.K.Singh Dean ASMS paid vote of thanks .Later Sandeep Marwah presented the life membership of International Film and Television Club of AAFT to Sanjay Chhel who also spoke his experiences to Radio Noida 107.4FM. The event was co-organized by International Public Broadcasting Forum.

Navaoli Jyotirdin Celebration At Sanrhigiri Ashram

“If you believe in him miracles do take place automatically” said Prof: V.N. Rajasekharan Pillai, Vice Chancellor and Chairman, Distance Educational Council of Indira Gandhi National Open University from the dice of Santhigiri ashram, Delhi branch in the capacity of Chief Guest of the event on the occasion of Navaoli Jyotirdin the day the Founder of the Ashram, Navjyoti Karunakara Guru merged with the Supreme consciousness. Addressing huge gathering of devotees Prof Pillai added “What you gain in the Ashram is the real energy.”

“You can never learn music if you don’t concentrate on seven sur, even the Great Bharat needed Lord Ram for his guidance. In the same way you can only achieve your best when you have Guru in your life” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios, and Director of Asian Academy of Film and Television “Believe in Guru-He will guide you” Marwah added while narrating his experience with Navajyoti Shree Karunakar Guru in large.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Prof. Ashmi Raza from Delhi School of Economics, Bikramjit Ahluwalia, Chairman Ahluwalia Contractors Co, Rakesh Kumar Gulliya Councellor MCD , Dr S.C.L Gupta Member of Delhi Legislative assembly, Rajiv Raghunath former Editor of Financial Times, Dr. Kiran, Regional Head, Santhigiri Ashram and Swami Pranavsudhan Jnana Thapaswi head Delhi Ashram

Later the large prayers were held at the centre followed by cracker show and dinner. A.V. Nair the vice president of Delhi Branch paid vote of thanks. Dr. Yoganand Shastri honourable Speaker in Delhi Government were also present there to pay the respect to the Guru.

Workshop By Greece Film Maker At AAFT

A new excitement was created when the Greece film maker Yiannis Arsenis completed
five days workshop at Asian Academy of Film And Television [AAFT] with the students of short term and one year Direction course at film city Noida.
“We at AAFT want our students to have an international exposure of film and television production and business through World class faculty and practicing foreign professionals at our own campus” said Sandeep Marwah president of Marwah studios and renowned Media personality of Asia while introducing young enthusiastic film director from Greece
“I am pleased to be associated with this film school and honored to be part of the faculty.” said Yiannis Arsenis while sharing his experience of MTV, BBC and Greece Film School with the students. “I want media students of this school to come to Greece and join me in my next production. Soon I may start one documentary film in India too.” He added.
Later Sandeep Marwah presented Yiannis with the life membership of International Film and Television Club of AAFT and Gurbir Garewal Jt. Director AAFT paid vote of Thanks. The workshop was supported by International Public Broadcasting Forum.