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

Sandeep Marwah Guest of Honor at First Iraqi Film Festival

New Delhi: Renowned film personality and President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry Dr. Sandeep Marwah was guest of honor at the festival of films from Iraq at Habitat Centre.

“I on behalf of Indian Film Industry and ICMEI extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Dr. Falah Abdulhasan and his complete team for organizing the first ever film festival in India. Film is the best Ambassador of culture of any country. Iraq may not be a film producer of large films but Iraqi films has been acclaimed as good cinema and has brought many accolades and awards from International film festivals,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah also president of Marwah Studios.

“I feel honored in announcing a scholarship for the deserving student from Iraq to learn cinema in India. We are ready for joint production of short film with Iraqi director. I would love to present this festival in Noida Film City,” added Marwah thanking Embassy of Iraq for inviting him for first festival.

T.S. Trimurti Secretary Ministry of External Affairs Government of India, G. Parthasarthi former Ambassador and President of Habitat Centre along with many Ambassadors and High Commissioners, Diplomats, film lovers and cinemagoers were present there for the inauguration of the festival and the screening of first film ‘The Sands of Babylon’ in Arabic made in 2013 for 92 minutes Directed by Mohamed Al-Daradji. The program was coordinated by Deepak Kapoor.

First Bosnian Film Festival Inaugurated At Marwah Studios

Noida: Three days festival of Films from Bosnia And Herzegovina was inaugurated today at Marwah Studios at Noida Film City with great pomp and show.

“Under Indo Bosnian Film And Cultural Forum It was decided at International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry to have a festival of films in association with AAFT University of Media And Arts and invite people from film, television, media art and culture fraternity. Bosnian films have brought many accolades in different international festivals,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

The event started with the lighting of ceremonial lamp by Lt. General K.M. Seth former Governor of Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Tripura who congratulated Embassy of Bosnia And Herzegovina for opting the best venue– Marwah Studios for the first festival of Bosnian Films. ”I am aware that Bosnia produces 5to 6 films in a year but every film is a piece of art,” said Lt. Gen. K. M. Seth.

“We have brought best six films with two most popular film directors from Bosnia to interact with Indian audience. We all are witness to history as this is the first film festival of Bosnian films in India. Embassy of Bosnia and Herzegovina is thankful to ICMEI and Indo Bosnia Film And Cultural Forum for taking initiative in organizing this festival,” said H.E. Muhamed Cengic Ambassador of Bosnia And Herzegovina to India.

“Bosnian Films may not be big in numbers but they have been part of Academy Awards in USA and Cannes film Festival in France. We have pre war movies and post war movies,” explained Farouk Loncarevic renowned film director from Bosnia.

“Film is my passion and I am teaching films too. Opening of the festival in film University is a wonderful idea. We have the right audience for the films,” added Aida Begic screen play writer and film director from Bosnia.

Later Dr. Kcalpana Bhushan renowned Bharatha Natyam exponent presented a dance recital and Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented the life membership of International Film And Television Club of Asian Academy of Film And Television to the distinguished guests and membership of Indo Bosnian Film And Cultural Forum to other members.

The festival started with The perfect Circle, 1997 directed by Ademir Kenovic and will also showcase Walter Defends Sarajevo, 1972 directed by Hajrudin Kravac, Fuse (Gori Vatra), 2003 directed by Pjer Zalica, An Episode in the Life of Iron Picker, 2013 directed by Danis Tanovic, Mom (Sa Mamom), 2014 directed by Faruk Loncarevic and Never Leave Me, 2017 by Aida Begic Zubcevic.

Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum Formed at ICMEI

Noida: International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry in association with Embassy of Armenia launched the first ever Film and Cultural forum in India to develop and promote the relation between the two countries through art and culture in a grand function at Marwah Studios, Film City Noida.

“We are charged with new energy on the launching of new forum IAFCF-Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum at ICMEI to work together with the embassy of Armenia for the betterment of relation between two countries,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah president of ICMEI.

“We have full trust in the working of ICMEI as the chamber has already proved its credential in many fields. We are sure we will be able to do more together in developing art and culture of both the countries,” said H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah handed over the copy of project on country of Armenia, earlier prepared by the student of AAFT University of Media And Arts, during the event. Ambassador presented book on Armenia to Dr. Marwah for the University library. Sandeep Marwah also presented
his two books on accolades and accomplishments.

A poster was launched to mark respect to the decision stating Launching of Indo Armenia Film And Cultural Forum. It was decided that MOU between Chamber and Embassy of Armenia would be signed in due course of time.

Bosnian Film Festival Attracted People From All Over India at AAFT

Noida: Three day Bosnian Festival of Cinema brought many film lovers, filmgoers, film professional and film students from all over India to AAFT at Noida film city to be the part of this international event.

The first ever festival of Bosnian films was appreciated for the grand opening and closing function, selection of best films and two major workshops by renowned film writers and directors Aida Begic Zubcevic and Faruk Loncarevic.

The six films which were shown are The perfect Circle, 1997 directed by Ademir Kenovic and will also showcase Walter Defends Sarajevo, 1972 directed by Hajrudin Kravac, Fuse (Gori Vatra), 2003 directed by Pjer Zalica, An Episode in the Life of Iron Picker, 2013 directed by Danis Tanovic, Mom (Sa Mamom), 2014 directed by Faruk Loncarevic and Never Leave Me, 2017 by Aida Begic Zubcevic.

“The six films and two directors in person leaving a huge impact on the Indian film industry. The films are of international standard and emphasis has been given to emotions like Indian cinema. I would love to visit Bosnia to meet many more film makers soon,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah thanking every one for their deep interest.

“We are in reality from the dream which we saw a month back to organize a festival this statute. ICMEI, AAFT and Sandeep Marwah   with his complete team has shown again their capability of fulfilling dreams,” said H.E. Muhamed Cengic Ambassador of Bosnia to India.

Present on the occasion the Consul General of Montenegro in India Janice Darbari proposed to make a feature film in joint venture with the Bosnian directors.” I would love to see these capable directors a film in India and I would love to be part of it,” said Janice Darbari.

More than one hundred film lovers from all over India opted to be the member of Indo Bosnia Film And Cultural Forum whom membership certificated were also presented during the festival.

Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah Honored Ambassador with life membership of World Peace Development And Research Foundation and     presented life membership of Indo Bosnian Film And Cultural Forum to Aida Begic and Faruk.

Performance by German Artist at AAFT University

Noida: A memorable mime performance by renowned German artist Nemo was organized by Dr Arshiya Sethi of Kri Foundation a well-known art promoter for the students of AAFT School of Performing Arts here at Noida Film City.

“Mime is one of the technics of acting and is a performing art- mime is a non verbal performance telling story without words with deep expressions and gestures,” explained Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT welcoming all the artists.

The chapter started with Irshad and Isha Indian mime and theatre artists who inact the habits of Indians in the most simple way. It was followed by Nemo who has already Published books include: NEMO, “Fun with Pantomime” (in German), published by Verlag Meyer & Meyer, Aachen.

Nemo has performed in more than 38 countries, attended all the festivals related to pantomime, conducted more than 100 TV performances and large numbers of seminars and workshops.

”Mime Art is the only Language which is understood all over the World, by all the people of all the ages, culture and nations,” said Nemo.

The students were amazed to see the performance and were induced to ask questions. Late all the dignities were honored with the life membership of International Film And Television Club of AAFT.

Marwah Studios Supported Noida Cultural Festival

Noida: “We will put our best to support the first Noida Cultural Festival at the new cultural ground set by Noida authority in sector 33. We want to make it as an annual event which will soon become a national property,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios at the press conference to kick start the festival moment.

“We have decided to give three days full coverage to the events from 29thto 31st, from morning to evening on our television station MSTV and radio station Radio Noida 107.4FM. We will also cover the cultural programs in our news papers and news agency,” added Marwah thanking Noida Authority for taking part in it.

Ninety programs have been designed and planned by Anu Sinha of Foundation For Krishna Kala And Education Society and Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios. The festival will also highlight the social theme of “Your Vote-Your Rights- Your Power” to motivate people to vote for general elections 2019.

“ We would have never agreed to such a huge task if Marwah Studios would have not been there. Their motivation, support, contacts, encouragement has resulted into this huge festival,” said Anu Sinha.

Armed Forces Support Mission Campaign to start in April

A massive signature campaign to support the armed forces was announced here on Thursday at Marwah Studios, Film City Noida. The campaign will begin in the first week of April called the ‘Armed Forces Support Mission’, the campaign will cover 350 cities in the country and aims to set a world record by raising Rs 50 crore for the forces from 5 crore signees, its organizers said.

A minimum amount of Rs 10 is to be collected from each signee, which will be deposited in the National Defense Fund, set up to take charge of voluntary donations in cash and kind received for promotion of the national defense effort, and to decide on their utilization with the prime minister being the chairperson of its executive committee, they said.

The program is a collaborative effort by MK Sharma (an ex-banker), the Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT), Creates Trust, Mother India Crochet Queens, Election Awaaz, Indian Skills Development Council, Global Organization of People of Indian Origin, among others.

“We aim at making it to the Guinness Book of Records by collecting Rs 50 crore and five crore signatures,” said Sandeep Marwah, director of AAFT and founder of Noida Film City.

“The amount so collected will be deposited in the National Defense Fund for the benefit/welfare of Indian Armed Forces. Each signee will be given a certificate and an official receipt of the amount collected by us along with deposit particulars of the National Defense Fund.

The names of the signee/donors will be published on the website afsm.org.in,” he added. Marwah said even though the government was doing its bit to support the forces, it was time the people make similar efforts. JP Singh of Election Awaaz said signatures could be made on the ground as well as online on the dedicated website.

Visit of Sandeep Marwah Covered by Hungarian Television

Budapest: Renowned film and media personality of India Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts was interviewed and covered by the most popular TV channel of Hungary during his visit to Budapest.

“I am impressed by the coverage which takes European countries also into account. I am thankful to the team of RTL KLUB Television who were so well prepared at the time of interview,” said Sandeep Marwah.

RTL KLUB is a television station (M-RTL Zrt.) owned by RTL Group and broadcast in Hungary. It was one of Hungary’s first commercial TV channels. Since its start, RTL Klub has focused to gain viewers from the urban population. The channel airs programs mostly for a younger (18–49) audience.

Sports Teaches Sportsmanship to Students-Sandeep Marwah

Noida: Asian Education Group-AEG recently held its much sought-after mega annual inter-college sports event – ATHLEEMA 2019-Season 7 – from 13th to 15th March 2019 at the sprawling Jasola Sports Complex, New Delhi with its traditional punch of excitement and grandeur.

The awards were distributed and presented by Dr. Sandeep Marwah the Chancellor of the AAFT University of Media And Arts on the final day of the event at ABS campus.

“Sports are not only necessary to bring in change in the daily class room education but to develop the personality of the child. They are essential to keep you fit and healthy and to inculcate a spirit of sportsman ship which will always enhance your Character,” said Dr, Sandeep Marwah while presenting the awards.

In all, 36 top colleges of the metropolitan capital city enthusiastically participated in this sports spectacle. This included all the three constituent group colleges of Asian Education Group – namely, Asian Business School (ABS), Asian School of Business (ASB) & Asian Law College (ALC) – which actively participated in this high-pitch sports’ meet.

Of the several games in which competition was held, ATHLEEMA 2019 witnessed some nail-biting matches in Football, cricket, Volleyball, and many other games.

Institutions, which participated, also included Sharda University, Amity University, Gautam Budha University, Dyal Singh College, IIMT Greater Noida, AAFT, PGDAV, ASMSand others.

Sandeep Marwah at Navruz Festival at Uzbekistan Embassy

New Delhi: The Embassy of Uzbekistan in India organized a powerful, electrifying, entertaining evening on the occasion of Navruz festival at New Delhi.

Large number of artists from Uzbekistan including a musical group, fashion designer and other creative people were present there to give live performances to the most elite audience of the city.

Sandeep Marwah Chair Indo Uzbekistan Film And Cultural Forum was special guest at the event who welcomed the artists from Uzbekistan. ”I am honored to be here to welcome the renowned dress designers and musicians from Uzbekistan. Soon we will be taking few artists from India to Tashkent also,” said Marwah.

“I extend my best wishes to all of you on the occasion Navruz. It is a chance to celebrate nature, to welcome a new year, and to enjoy flavorful food with friends, neighbors, and family,” said H.E. Farhod Arziev Ambassador of Uzbekistan to India welcoming the entire guest.