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

MP Jagannath Spoke to Members of International Journalism Centre

Noida: “I appreciate the idea of Positive & constructive Journalism as President of International Journalism Centre Sandeep Marwah has put it so clearly. Lets work towards positivity and bring our country to better platform in the World,” said Jagannath Sarkar an Indian politician who has been a Member of Lok Sabha for Ranaghat since 2019.

“We need news papers, TV channels and other mediums of media to also high light the achievements of individuals, business houses & associations and our own government,” added Jagannath Sarkar Member Parliament on the occasion of third day of Global Festival of Journalism Noida

“Constructive journalism is an emerging domain which involves communication based around reporting solution-focused news, instead of revolving only around negative and conflict-based stories. Constructive journalism aims to give stories more context and make the consumer of the news more intelligent,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

Dr. Marwah Presented and honoured Jagannath Sarkar with life membership of International Journalism Centre of Marwah Studios along with memento of Global Festival. The event was attended by large number of professional journalists and media students from all over India and abroad.

Sandeep Marwah Honored For Contribution to Journalism

Noida: “Dr. Sandeep Marwah is a legend and his contribution towards media is beyond explanation. Our organization is honored to present this award to Dr. Marwah for supporting large number of media organizations. I am attending first event at Marwah Studios and amazed to note the energy here at this function,” said Maroof Raza Chief Editor GNN News 24×7 Hindi National Channel while presenting the ward on behalf of his association.

“I am thankful to Maroof Raza and his organization for presenting me this honor. I am humbled and feeling motivated to do more in journalism,” said Dr, Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios addressing international audience.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah himself is the editor of a new paper, a radio Station and a TV Channel. He is the instrument in declaring 12th February as the International Day of Journalism. He is the single promoter of first ever Global Festival of Journalism. Dr. Marwah is also the president of one of the biggest schools of journalism- AAFT School of Mass Communication And Journalism and now president of International Journalism Center.

ICMEI Celebrated Mauritius National Day at AAFT

Noida: International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry celebrated the National Day of Mauritius with the students of Media of Asian Academy of Film And Television at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

Three projects were launched for research including Cinema in Mauritius, Mass Communication and Journalism of Mauritius and Fashion And Design Industry of Mauritius. Three projects were handed over to the students of AAFT and Asian School of Media Studies under their director’s guidance.

“I on behalf of Media And Entertainment Industry of India extend my heartiest congratulations to the High Commission of Mauritius to India and the people of country on this auspicious day. May friendship between the two countries remain best for ever,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

National Day in Mauritius annually falls on March 12. It celebrates the day, when the country gained independence from the United Kingdom in 1968 and the Republic of Mauritius was formed in 1992.Mauritius became a British colony in 1810.

Indo Ghana Cultural Forum Wished On National Day

New Delhi: President of ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and Chair for Indo Ghana Film And Cultural Forum Dr. Sandeep Marwah extended his best wishes to the High Commissioner of Ghana H.E. Michael Aaron Nii Nortey Oquaye on the National day of Ghana falls on 6th March.

“I extend my heartiest congratulations to the people of Ghana on the National Day. I wish India and Ghana friendship and business partnership to grow to a new level,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah counting his own different interactions with Ghana.

Independence Day is an official state holiday celebrated by the Ghanaians and the Ghanaian diaspora, which is celebrated on March 6 every year. Independence Day marks the declaration of independence from British colonial rule, by Prime Minister Kwame Nkrumah on 6th March 1957. Ghana became the first sub-Saharan African country to achieve independence from British colonial rule.

Indo Bulgaria Cultural Forum Congratulated Ambassador Eleonora

New Delhi: Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chair for IBFCF- Indo Bulgaria Film And Cultural Forum at ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry congratulated H.E. Eleonora Dimitrov Ambassador of Bulgaria to India on the National Day, which falls on 3rd March.

The Embassy of Bulgaria in New Delhi celebrated the National Day of Bulgaria on March 5, 2020. The event was well attended by Bulgarian dignitaries, members of diplomatic community and expatriates.

Her Excellency Eleonora Dimitrova addressed the audience highlighting the strong relationship between India and Bulgaria. G Kishan Reddy, Hon’ble Minister of State for Home Affairs, Government of India was the esteemed Chief Guest.

    Indo Bulgaria Cultural Forum Congratulated on National Day

On 3rd of March Bulgaria celebrates the anniversary of its Liberation from the five century-long Ottoman rule. It is also referred to as the date of the creation of the Third Bulgarian Tsardom. March 3 is a national holiday for Bulgaria and it was declared as such in 1978.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Shivaargya Dance Presentation

New Delhi: “Work like you don’t need the money, love like you’ve never been hurt and dance like nobody’s watching you. We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder of Noida Film City at the inauguration of annual male classical dance presentation titled Shivaargya at Ganesa Natyalaya curated by Saroja Vaidyanathan at New Delhi.

“The dance can reveal everything mysterious that is hidden in music, and it has the additional merit of being human and palpable. Dancing is poetry with arms and legs,” added Dr. Marwah also the Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts appreciating the perfection of the dancers who all were participating in day long festival.

Saroja Vaidyanathan is a guru and a notable exponent of Bharatanatyam a prolific choreographer and has to her credit ten full-length balle and nearly two thousand individual Bharatanatyam items.

Saroja Vidyanathan has written a number of books on Bharatanatyam and Carnatic music including ‘The Classical Dances of India’, ‘Bharatanatyam – An In-Depth Study’, ‘Carnataka Sangeetham’, and ‘The Science of Bharatanatyam’.

Saroja was conferred the Padma Shri in 2002 and the Padma Bhushan in 2013 by the Government of India. Later Saroja presented a set of her books to Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

Global Excellence Award In Journalism to Prominent Journalist

Noida: 8th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2020 honored some of the prominent journalist of the nation who have contributed a lot to this responsible profession during the three days of the festival at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

Global Excellence Award in Journalism for long tenure and honest working in this profession was handed over by Dr. Sandeep Marwah President International Journalism Centre to Senior Journalist Aashish Tiwari of Metro Editor of Amar Ujala, Amandeep Shukla Senior Assistant Editor of Hindustan Times, Madhuri Kalal Senior Journalist of Zee Hindustan, Ruman Ullah Khan Senior Reporter of News Nation, Parimal Kumar Senior Reporter of NDTV and Danish Khan Reporter of ABP.

Rajkumari Tankha, Senior Assistant Editor with The Morning Standard, Vinod Sharma Special Correspondent (Political) at Navbharat Times, Krishan Ralhan Free lancer journalist, Mumtaz Journalist, Writer & Social Worker,  Shehnaz Free Lancer journalist,  Chandra Mohan Sharma Columnist at Navbharat Times & Sandhya Times,  Lal Singh Photo journalist at Amar Ujala, Mohd. Ilteja Usmani Columnist With ETV Bharat were also honored with Global Excellence Award in Journalism at the great event.

IJC Honored Global Excellence Awards at 8th GFJN to Journalists

This time special slot was carved out for AAFTians who have done well in journalism and were also presented with Global Excellence award. Ajay Dubey Documentary Filmmaker, Kumar Raviraj Sinha Producer National Herald, Aishvarya Jain, Senior Correspondent of News Nation, Shivang Mathur Special Correspondent at Dainik Jagran, and Shashank Yagnik Journalist with AajTak were honored.

“It was the most prestigious job for us to honor all those who have done extra ordinary well in journalism and proved a wonderful niche for themselves. International Journalism Centre salute all the people who are in this courageous profession,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah thanking the large audience applauded for the awardees.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated 16th Edition of IAWRT Film Festival

New Delhi: Renowned Film, television and media personality Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios inaugurated the 16th edition of the IAWRT Asian Women’s Film Festival from March 5 to March 7 in New Delhi.

Fifty-one films from 15 Asian countries, all directed by women filmmakers, will be screened at the festival includes films from Azerbaijan, Bangladesh, China, Doha, Iran, India, Israel, Japan, Lebanon, Myanmar, Taiwan, UAE and Turkey.

“Held every year in the run up to the International Women’s Day on March 8 by IAWRT, in partnership with the India International Centre (IIC) and ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry-Marwah Studios, this non-competitive film festival has become a much sought after women-director-only festival in this region over the last 16 years,” said Nupur Basu, Managing Trustee, IAWRT, Chapter India.

“What a pleasure to be here with the most successful film makers and their creative works from all over the World. This festival is a glorious function during Women’s Day Week. I purpose radio and TV interviews of all the film makers present here on Radio Noida 107.4 Fm and MSTV so that many more should know about your achievements,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah while lighting the ceremonial lamp.

This year the festival team received over 700 submissions. The selection pans the entire genre – feature length documentary films, short fiction and documentary films, animation films, experimental films and the themes range from citizenship, identity, migration, mental health, climate change and coming of age of girls,

“ What women are looking at is not gender alone but there is a distinct cinematic language that many women filmmakers are defining that allows for the audience to see afresh” said Surabhi Sharma Festival Director and Priya Thuvassery, the Co-Director of this edition of the festival.

This year’s BAFTA winner for Best Short animated Film by London based Iranian filmmaker, Maryam Mohajer ‘Grandad was a romantic’ was shown at the inauguration.

Second Edition of Mahatma Gandhi National Award For Journalism at GFJN 2020

Noida: It was only last year when the management of International Journalism Centre constituted under the leadership of Dr. Prof. Sandeep Marwah Global Cultural Minister, first ever Mahatma Gandhi National Award For Journalism for all those who all have contributed immensely in the field of journalism to mark respect to 12th February, the international Day of Journalism.

On the final day of 8th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2020 five prominent personalities from the profession of journalism were honored in grand function from the international platform of Marwah Studios. P. K. Bajaj of Mayapuri, Kumkum Chadha of Hindustan Times, U. S. Sonthalia of Fame India, Arvind Kumar Singh and Ramesh Chandra of Zee TV were the recipients of this most prestigious National Award.

“I am much obelized for this award, this gesture has added a new energy into my system. I thank IJC for recognizing my efforts,” said P.K.Bajaj Publisher and Editor of the oldest film magazine Mayapuri.

“This is a total surprise to me. Now I feel my 40 years service to journalism years has been recognized. This is the best thing happened to me,” said Kumkum Chadha writer & senior journalist from Hindustan Times.

“Journalism is my passion. I always believe in positive journalism. This award is for my whole team who has been supporting me from years,” added U.S. Sonthalia publisher and Editor of Fame India.

“I have seen ample years in journalism. I worked in many national news papers . and ups and downs of journalism. Today I feel complete with this Mahatma Gandhi National Award,” said Arvinf Kumar Singh     from Rajya Sabha TV.

“Nothing is more encouraging and satisfying than recognition of your hard efforts. I am astonished with the size of award I have been honored with. I am feeling short of words in expressing my happiness, ”said Ramesh Chandra Senior journalism from Zee TV.

The event was attended by large number of filmmakers, journalists, students, and people from different strata of life from all over India and abroad.

Seminar on Challenges & Opportunities In Journalism at 8th GFJN

Noida: “We are lucky enough to run one of the best schools of journalism in the country with best of the facilities and industry support. The credit of announcing 12th February as International Day of Journalism goes to our association International Journalism Centre and we are the first one to start a journalism festival. The profession of journalism has lots of opportunities as well as challenges also,” initiated Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IJC.

“Being a journalist is a responsible profession. Today journalism has become glamorous because of television and social media. It makes you celebrity. Every one wants to be journalist,” said H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia to India while inaugurating the seminar on Challenges and Opportunities in journalism on the 3rd day of Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2020 at Marwah Studios.

Senior journalists like Data Ram Chamoli, Shivenra Kumar, Santosh Kumar Saras, Vipin Gaur General Secretary News Paper Association of India and C.M.Papne of Indian Express spoke on the subject and also interacted with the audience.

Later H.E. Armen Martirosyan Ambassador of Armenia along with other guests launched the new Calendar 2020-under the title ‘Ravishing Personalities’ designed by Seema Gumber of Zee TV fame followed by the release of news bulletin of the third day designed by the students of AAFT School of Mass Communication and Journalism.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah honored and presented life membership of International Journalism Centre along with memento of festival to all the distinguished guests present on the dice. Dr. Sushil Bharti Broadcasting Director of Marwah Studios proposed vote of thanks.