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

Sandeep Marwah Met Ambassador During Cyprus Film Summit

Nicosia: A well known name in the media and entertainment industry and president of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry Sandeep Marwah met H.E. Demetrios Theophylectou the former Ambassador of Cyprus to India.

“It is during his time a very powerful organization under the name and banner of Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum was designed and inaugurated. We had the opportunity to come to Cyprus with the delegation of 18 people who all highlighted the visit well in India,” said Sandeep Marwah at Nicosia while talking about Indo Cyprus relations to delegates from all over the World.

International Film and Audiovisual professionals from around the world meet up at the first Cyprus Film Summit 2018 to discuss the latest developments in the industry in Cyprus and witness first-hand all the island has to offer as a natural filming studio.

It was a wonderful chance to meet and network with 120+ delegates from around the globe, including international and local companies sharing insights and thoughts on Cyprus’ potential as a renowned filming destination.

Invest Cyprus, the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO) and the Press and Information Office (PIO) of the Republic of Cyprus have organized the Cyprus Film Summit 2018 on 9-12 October 2018 at the Filoxenia Conference Centre in Nicosia.

Cyprus Film Summit Is A Great Beginning- Sandeep Marwah

Nicosia: The first ever Cyprus Film Summit 2018 was held at Filoxenia Conference Center in Nicosia on October 10, 2018. “The Summit was organized by the Cyprus Investment Promotion Agency (Invest Cyprus), the Cyprus Tourism Organization and the Press and Information Office of the Republic of Cyprus,” informed Michalis P. Michael Chairperson of Cyprus Investment

The First Cyprus Film Summit is attended by International Film and Audiovisual professionals from film and audiovisual industry from all over the world, representing a unique opportunity for Cyprus to showcase its compelling advantages as a filming destination,” said Sandeep Marwah a well-known filmmaker from India.

In addition to attracting film and other audiovisual productions, the aim of the conference was also to present the Cyprus Film Scheme recently introduced by the Cyprus Government, providing financial incentives for all domestic and international productions filmed in Cyprus, as well as to present the Film in Cyprus online platform, from where interested parties will be able to receive relevant information on all developments in the audiovisual industry in the island and submit their application online.

“Over 120 participants from production companies, as well as Executive Producers from Europe, India, Russia and North America were there at the Summit. It is a good beginning to establish a powerful film industry,” added Marwah.

Sandeep Marwah Honored For His Gandhi Ideology

New Delhi: A high profiled program, to pay respect to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th Birth Anniversary, was organized by a social organization Sanjeevini under the title Sankalap at Constitutional Club of India at New Delhi.

“It is the time when people only wants to relate their leaders with progress and development whether you are a government or non government body. Every step taken should lead to making of better India. Mahatma Gandhi has taught us to fight with the circumstances and move forward,” said Sandeep Marwah addressing large gathering from Delhi.

Later Sandeep Marwah was honored by Sanjeev Arora BJP leader and the President of Social organization Indraprasth Sanjeevini in the august presence of Inderesh Kumar RSS Leader, Mayor of Delhi, BJP Leader Vijay Jolly, Speaker Delhi Assembly who all also spoke on the occasion.

Sandeep Marwah Represented India in Cyprus Film Summit

Nicosia: A well known film, television and media personality Sandeep Marwah represented Republic of India in Cyprus Film Summit held at Nicosia, the Capital of the country to have better relations with he film makers of the World and declaring Cyprus as film location.

More than 100 film makers from all over the World gathered here to participate in first Cyprus Film Summit at Filoxenia Conference Centre at Nicosia to find out more about new Cyprus Film Scheme, to visit ideal pristine filming locations and network with local companies and professionals.

“ I am excited to here from India and it seems that Cyprus is a studio in its self with so many beautiful locations all over the country. This I mu second visit and I am happy to deal with the professionals who all are well equipped the knowledge and equipment and related facilities,” said Sandeep Marwah who is also the chair for ICFCF- Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum and President ICMEI-International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.

Sandeep Marwah Invited by Indian High Commission in Cyprus

Nicosia: H.E. Dr. R.K. Raghavan High Commissioner of Republic of India to Cyprus invited Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios on his visit to Nicosia in Cyprus during First Cyprus Film Summit.

Sandeep Marwah briefed His Excellency about the activities of Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum created in India four years back for which he has been the Chair. “I am pleased to inform that Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum has done a lot in building a wonderful relation between two countries. We have been promoting our relations through education, film festivals, scholarship, music, dance and painting exhibitions and so on,” said Marwah.

“I am pleased to learn that so much has been added to the pool of culture. We are good friends with Cyprus and more is needed to create better awareness about our friendship,” said H.E. R.K.Raghavan in appreciating the activities of the forum. Later Marwah presented his books to the High Commissioner in a formal way.

Sandeep Marwah Unfurled The Flag of Indian Cinema at Cyprus

Nicosia: More than 100 filmmakers from all over the World attended the first Cyprus Film Summit at Filoxenia Conference Centre at Nicosia along with many local filmmakers and professionals.

“It was an excellent time to brief the international audience about the existence of Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum and its activities in India and Cyprus. I am sure it will induce many to start such type of organizations back home and start thinking of Cyprus as an excellent film location for their forth coming films and TV productions,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum.

Sandeep Marwah also informed the audience about India as the largest film industry of the World also supported by a very strong media setup of the Republic of India.

Marwah invited filmmakers to India and be a member of ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry. He informed about the 162 scholarships announced by AAFT-Asian Academy of Film And Television and 162 Joint Ventures announced by Marwah Studios for making of short films.

“We are trying our best to bring some known film makers to Cyprus from India to have their shooting of main Hindi Cinema,” added Marwah.

Sandeep Marwah Invited by Mayor of Nicosia

Nicosia: A welcome dinner was organized by the Government of Cyprus in honor of foreign delegates from different parts of the World to attend the first Cyprus Cinema Summit at Nicosia.

“We are gathered here to bring in new energy to Cyprus Film Industry. Your cooperation and support will help us to provide you the natural film studios of Cyprus. We wish you a very comfortable stay and a flourishing film business in Cyprus,” said Constantinos Yiorkadjis the Mayor of Nicosia welcoming the film makers.

“We are here to serve you to our best. We want you to go back home with best of the experience so that you are again here with us for film business,” said Lefteris Eleftheriou Head of filming unit at Investment Cyprus and Chairman Plan Assessment Committee.

“We are overwhelmed by the hospitality and service given by the department and wish that Cyprus Film Summit a very successful beginning in cinema,” said Sandeep Marwah a special guest and Chair Indo Cyprus Film And Cultural Forum.

Marwah also met Kiran Kumar Reddy, Komal Nahta, Sanjeev Singh, Ravi Bohra and Akshay K Singh from India. Ayman Sayed and Khaled Helmi from Egypt, Erika Laansalu from Estonia, Sarah Christie from Australia, Jolanda De Boer from Amsterdam, Martin Barab from Mexico, Crispin Wood and Fay Beck from UK, Christine Klaver from France, Elisa Sepulveda from Chile and many others.

A delegation from Switzerland at AAFT

Noida: A two member delegation representing the popular colleges of Geneva Switzerland were here at Noida Film City to meet and greet the faculty of Asian Academy of Film And Television to have better relation between two institutions.

“We are keen in joining hands with AAFT and would love to have an exchange program. We are impressed by the quality of education and the infrastructure of training,” said Markus Luedin Principal of Kantonsschule Menzingen Switzerland accompanied with Christol Konig Beatty From Department of Physics and Maths.

“We have deep interest that our student must fly to Switzerland for better exposure and let them see the most beautiful part of the world,” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT.

Later Amit Kumar Dean AAFT School of Performing Arts explained them about the courses and the activities of the institution.

Japanese Film Director Norihiro Koizumi at AAFT

Noida: A renowned Japanese Film Maker Norihiro Koizumi screened his popular film Chihayafuru Musubi at AAFT School of Cinema, which was highly appreciated by the audience. The two-hour film has been the biggest grocer in Japan.

“We appreciate the gesture extended by Japan Foundaton for making us the part of on going Japanese Film Festival in Delhi and arranging the interaction of Cinema students with renowned film director Norihiro Koizumi. It was eye opener for all of us,” said Sandeep Marwah welcoming and introducing Japanese delegation to the students and teachers of Asian Education Group.

“We are lucky to see this film, we would have missed it if it would not have been screened at our campus. We students are much thankful to the cinema department,” said many students after the screening of the film.

“In japan we may not churn- out so many films as India do, but our films have now doing very well internationally. We are promoting our films through film festivals,” said Kaoru Miyamoto Director General of The Japan Foundation.

Norihiro Koizumi answered many questuons put up by students to know film details and the story and screen play methods. The director was accompanied by Masafumi Konomi Senior Project Manager Film and Broadcast Media Department.

Sandeep Marwah Released The Book Written by Gagandeep Kaur

New Delhi: A book containing the success story of 25 women titled Big Dreams Bigger Achievements-Inspiring Women written by Dr. Gagandeep Kaur was released by Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios at Indian Islamic Centre organized by a social organization Weaving Dreams.

“It is no less than a spiritual job when you go out of way to promote people who have done well but still not known to the World. This is what this book has done to few achievers. I appreciate the efforts of Dr. Gagandeep Kaur and congratulate all the women on the release of the book,” said Sandeep Marwah while releasing the book.

K.T.S. Tulsi Member Parliament Rajya Sabha also spoke on the Women Empowerment and congratulated every one on this successful releasing of book.

Later Sandeep Marwah presented memento to many women achievers. Dr. Gagandeep also presented memento to Dr. Sandeep Marwah for his untiring efforts in the field of art and culture.