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

Sandeep Marwah Learning Tourism Lessons at Paris

Paris: It’s the incredibly fascinating history, the beautiful culture, and the one-of-a-kind atmosphere. As one of the oldest cities in Europe, Paris has a long and complex history that can be seen in its enchanting architecture, masterful art, and overall way of life,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT School of Hospitality and Tourism while talking to the press at Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand Rue Scribe, Paris on his study tour to Paris.

From iconic bucket list attractions like the Eiffel Tower to picture-perfect pleasures like a picnic on the bank of the Seine River, Paris offers something for everyone. Your first visit may feel magical, but even if you return dozens of times, you will never run out of new things to see and do expressed Marwah also Chair for Indo France Film and Cultural Forum.

“It was May  2019 I was honoured with my Life Time Achievement Award in a function in Cannes during Cannes International Film Festival when I was also the Co-President of Jury on Short Digital  Films as well as Mobile Cinema. I visited Paris in November  2021 again. Paris is a city on the globe, has been home to many writers, painters, and artists. Though you may leave Paris, but Paris never really leaves you,” added  Sandeep Marwah.

Documentary from Venezuela Opened at 11th Global Film Festival Noida

Noida: A documentary film is a non-fictional motion-picture intended to “document reality, primarily for the purposes of instruction, education or maintaining a historical record. Poetic Documentaries. Expository Documentaries, Observational Documentaries, Participatory Documentaries, Reflexive Documentaries, and  Performative Documentaries are the different types we have been promoting in Global Festival of Journalism in these last eleven years,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios at the opening of Venezuela Film on the first day of GFJN at Noida Film City.

Life In A Dance- a full length documentary from Venezuela was the first film opened by Alfredo Caldera Charge D’ Affaires of Embassy of Venezuela in India. It is about the life and  artistic career of the flamenco dancer from La Linea de la Concepcion, David Morales Ramirez. This film is in itself an example how a documentary transforms the life, not only  of its protagonist, but also of its creators directed by Blanca Rey.

Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented an Award of Distinction to Alfredo Carla for the documentary being as one of the best nine documentaries of the festival. A memento of the festival was also handed over to the guest. The students of AAFT School of Journalism and Mass Communication and many film lovers from all over India enjoyed the screening of the film.

The event was supported by AUA-Asian Unity Alliance, IFTRC-International Film and Television Research Centre, AAFT University, IPBF-International Public Broadcasting Forum, and WPDRF- World Peace Development and Research Foundation. The film has been included as a part of  11th International Documentary Film Festival promoted by International Journalism Centre.

Shaheed Bhagat Singh Remembered at 11th Global Festival of Journalism

Noida: We are feeling proud to launch the poster of Shaheed Bhagat Singh who was a committed, multi-lingual journalist. He frequently produced politically charged and socially-rooted writings on several pressing contemporary issues. He mostly wrote in three languages: Punjabi, Urdu, and Hindi and, occasionally, in English,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 while  addressing the large audience at Marwah Studios.

Bhagat Singh was a trained journalist who started young. He began his journalistic journey working as an apprentice with well-known media organisations of his time, like Pratap and Vir Arjun. Significantly, he honed his journalistic craft under the editorship of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi, a pioneer of radical journalism in India and a solid Gandhian political activist.

In his short, creative and meaningful journalistic career – which coincided with and ran parallel to his revolutionary political life – Singh, in varying capacities, was associated with more than a dozen prestigious newspapers and magazines that were published from different parts of the country. These included Kirti, Pratap, Maharathi, Vir Arjun, Matwala, Prabha, Akali, Chand, Bande Mataram, among others.

Alfredo Caldera Charge d’ Affaires of Embassy of Venezuela, Dr. Abbas Naseri Tahiri senior journalist from Iran, Heikki Ratna President Finland Chamber of Commerce, Zena Chung Global Goodwill Ambassador from Seoul, South Korea, Narendra Gupta film journalist from Mumbai. Kumar Rakesh senior journalist, Sunil Dang former member of Prasar Bharti and editor in chief of The Day After Magazine, renowned actor Varun Suri, journalist & anchor Nida Ahmed, and Ajay Kumar Festival Director were also present there.

The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation, Asian Unity Alliance, International Film and Television Research Centre, International Public Broadcasting Forum, and AAFT University.

11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 Inaugurated at Noida Film City

Noida: “We are honored to declare 12th February as the International Day of Journalism, and to mark respect to this day we started Global Festival of Journalism eleven years back. Now not only in India but many foreign countries have already started celebrating 12th February as International Day of Journalism. We are overwhelmed with the success of the decision taken by International Journalism Centre,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor of AAFT University and President Global Festival of Journalism Noida on the formal inauguration of 11th edition of Global festival of Journalism Noida 2023 at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.

“Never ever seen a festival of this stature anywhere in the World talking about journalism. I congratulate International Journalism Centre and International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry for keeping this festival on the top for so many years,” said Alfredo Caldera, Charge D’ Affaires of the Embassy of Venezuela in India.

“The whole world has gathered at Marwah Studios. We are pleased to be part of it. India and Iran share wonderful relations and We can bring love, Peace, and Unity through journalism also,” said Dr. Abbas Naseri Tahiri, Senior Journalist from Islamic Republic of Iran.

“ICMEI is an exclusive chamber, and it has proved to the World it’s worth. Global Festival of Journalism is one of the best ways to bring World closer to each other,” added Heikki Ratna President Finland Chamber of Commerce.

“I was waiting for this day from a very long time. My excitement and enthusiasm cannot be expressed in words. I am learning here every minute,” expressed Zena Chung, Global Goodwill Ambassador from Seoul, South Korea.

“I have a lot to say about Marwah Studios and its promoter Sandeep Marwah. No one could do what Dr. Marwah has proved to the World. I am proud to be part of this show,” submit Narendra Gupta, Film Journalist from Mumbai.

“Dr. Sandeep Marwah is entitled for the highest award of the country for his contribution to media and entertainment industry. This festival is another feather in the cap,” condensed Kumar Rakesh, senior Journalist.

“No educational setup can be compared with the quality of education AAFT has been providing from last thirty years. The alumni are the real proof of the same. I wish the complete team a very bright future,” said Sunil Dang former member of Prasar Bharti and editor in Chief of The Day After Magazine.

Renowned actor Varun Suri, journalist & anchor Nida Ahmed, AAFT Executive Director Ajay Kumar also spoke on the occasion. A poster to remember Bhagat Singh was also released from the stage. Later Sandeep Marwah presented memento to all the dignities. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation & Asian Unity Alliance.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated MSME Conclave at Delhi

New Delhi: MSMEs are micro, small, and medium enterprises that engage in the service sector or the manufacturing, processing, production, and preservation of goods. MSMEs contribute significantly to India’s total GDP, and the government’s objective is to raise this contribution to 50% in the coming years,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah studios inaugurating the MSME Conclave at Hotel Meridien organised by Dr. Harish Chandra of Star International MSME Forum.

“MSMEs not only play crucial role in providing large employment opportunities at comparatively lower capital cost than large industries but also help in industrialization of rural & backward areas, thereby, reducing regional imbalances, assuring more equitable distribution of national income and wealth. India has approximately 6.3 crore MSMEs. MSMEs contribute to approximately 8% of India’s GDP, employ over 60 million people, have an enormous share of 40% in the exports market and 45% in the manufacturing sector,” added Dr. Marwah while lighting the ceremonial lamp.

“I am happy our Prime Minister has given a beautiful word of ATMANIRBHAR to the nation. The real meaning goes like this- Ambitious, Techno Savy, Motivational, Attitude, Nationalist, Information, Research, Believe, Humanity, All-rounder, and result oriented,” explained Dr. Sandeep Marwah to the large audience from MSME segment of the industry.

Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah was honoured with the prestigious MSME Award for his untiring contribution to Media and Entertainment Industry. H.E. Nguyen Thanh Hai Ambassador of Vietnam to India was also present on the Stage along with other dignities.

Sandeep Marwah Visited Doha to Study Tourism in Qatar

Doha: Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University of Media and Arts recently visited Doha, Qatar to study the tourism of the country especially after the completion of grand show of FIFA.

With one of the world’s lowest crime rates, Qatar is a refreshingly safe corner of the Middle East to navigate as tourist, including solo female travellers. With security cameras covering just about every inch of the country, even petty theft is rare.

Diversified tourism offerings across 6 areas: coastal and desert tourism, cultural tourism, business events, sports tourism, urban and family entertainment, and cruise tourism.

The top places include Souq Waqif, National Museum of Qatar, Katara Cultural Village, Museum of Islamic Art, Qatar National Library, Doha Corniche, City Center Mall, Place Vendome Mall , Oxygen Park and hundreds of other venues.

“I am pleased and impressed by the hospitality by the people of Qatar during my visit to Doha. My five days trip has taught me a lot. The beautiful constructions of most of the magnificent buildings is also an attraction after FIFA.I will visit here again. A trip from AAFT School of Hospitality and Tourism can also be planned in the coming days,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah addressing to press at Hotel Waldorf Astoria, Lusail at Doha.

Dr Sandeep Marwah also met Akbar Al Baker Qatar Airways Group Chief Executive and learned more about the rising tourism in Qatar. International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry will create Indo Qatar Film & Cultural Forum to develop and promote relations between the two countries soon, informed Marwah.

First Meeting of Entertainment and AVGC Committee of PHD Held

New Delhi: The first meeting of Entertainment and ACVG Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce held at the Chamber premises under the Chairmanship of Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios to discuss the agenda of the year.

Large number of members attended the meeting from different segments of entertainment industry including Print, Radio, Television, Cinema, Animation, Gaming, Performing Arts, Fine Arts, OTT Platform, etc.

It was decided to have a seminar in association with Bureau of Indian Standards and discuss the details of work Ministry of Consumer affairs, Government of India, is conducting in setting standards for media and entertainment Industry. It was also resolved to have a monthly interactive program with the known film directors to enhance the reach of this committee.

A full day festival with the leaders of AVGC industry, including seminar, workshop, presentations, can be planned in the coming months to create the awareness of this upcoming industry’s segment.

A seminar on Entertainment Industry and Education in association with AAFT University, CEGR- Centre for Education Growth and Research and Ministry of Education can also be the part of this year’s program. Entertainment Industry and Skill Development can be another interesting event in association with Marwah Studios, Ministry of Skill Development, Government of India can be designed suggested by Dr. Marwah.

The meeting was conducted by Shalini S. Sharma Deputy Secretary General of PHD chamber.Yashvi Malhotra from PHD, Charuvi Agarwal Co Chair, Vrinda Sood Co Chair, Sushil Bharti, Sakshi Mehra, Neha Singh, Mike Berry, Dr. Mridula Tandon, Neelam Bery, Supriya Suri, Pankaj Sarogi and many other participated in the discussion.

Golden Globe Education Award 2023 for Sandeep Marwah

New Delhi: Asian Academy of Film and Television is the only institution which has create nine World Records in creative education. Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been able to invite three million people so far to Noida Film City from 156 countries of the World. He has already been nominated as Cultural Ambassador by 67 Governments of the World. His twenty thousand students from 145 countries   are doing excellent in their chosen fields, citation read by Dr. Shelly Mullick in an international webinar organized by Fraheen Khan of Educacio World on The Golden Globe Educacio Awards on 29th January ,2023.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah was presented with The Golden Globe Educacio Award for being the first Ten Best Film Schools of the World and launching the first ever Film University of the Republic of India.

“I am thankful to the organization for considering us for this prestigious award. We will leave no stone unturned to make India an attraction for cinema and hub of creative education,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.

Feruz Akbarov, Rania Lampou, Vineet Raj Kapoor, Ambassador Mannat, Srivalli Jayanti, Raymond Banzuela, Dr. Pramod Mahajan, Seema Negi and many other educationists were on the event.

6th Hindi Cinema Samman for 2022 at 15th Global Film Festival Noida

Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh 2022 During Global Film Festival Noida

New Delhi: One of the most prestigious Cinema Awards of the country under the name and banner of Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh took place during the 15th Global Film Festival Noida 2022 under the Chairmanship of renowned international film, television, and media personality of the Republic of India Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios & Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.

Twenty seven important awards were presented during global Film Festival including Hindi Cinema Gaurav Awards, Hindi Cinema Bhushan Award, Hindi Cinema Ratan Award, and  Hindi Cinema Samarthak Award to the deserving film and other personalities from Art & Culture.

Vivek Agnihotri was awarded with Sarvashresth Nirdeshak for Kashmir Files.  Dr. Anmol Kolhe was honoured with Hindi Cinema Gaurav Award. Other recipients of Hindi Cinema Gaurav Award were  Mukesh Tyagi, Shubh Malhotra, Jaswinder Gardner, Kangna Sharma, Sayali Bhagat, Rajesh Tailang, Sahil Anand, Girish Thapar, Garima Jain, Digangana Suryavanshi, Liza Malik, Suparna Moitra, Rahul Agarwal,  Brijendra Kala, and Saharsh Kumar Shukla was also presented with Hindi Cinema Gaurav Award.

Suchitra Krishnamoorti received Hindi Cinema Bhushan Award, T P Agarwal was honoured Hindi Cinema Ratan Award, Arjun Firoz Khan honoured with Hindi Cinema Bhushan Award, Himani Shivpuri also presented with Hindi Cinema Bhushan Award which are the most powerful awards of Hindi Cinema.

HE Nurlan Zhalgasbayev Ambassador of Kazakhstan received Hindi Cinema Samarthak, HE Hayet Talbi Ambassador of Tunisiaalso honoured with Hindi Cinema Samarthak. Others who were honoured with Hindi Cinema Samarthak included Thabang Linus Kholumo Charge d’ Affaires High Commission of Lesotho, Emile Mwepesi Charge d’ Affaires High Commission of Rawanda, Amizal Fazli Razali Charge d’ Affaires High Commission of Malaysia, and Yiannakis Makrides  Deputy Head of Mission Republic of Cyprus who was also decorated with Hindi Cinema Samarthak  during the three days of 15th Global Film Festival Noida 2022.

“Only in six years  Hindi Cinema Samman has turned out to be one of the most important film awards of the country. This is the only Indian Award which is also presented to the representatives of  foreign Governments for the promotion of Hindi Cinema,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah National Chairman Media and Entertainment Committee BIS. Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution, Government of India and Board member of Board of Applied Arts & Crafts, AICTE,  Ministry of Education, Government of India.

Art Brings Peace to Mind- Sandeep Marwah

New Delhi: Every piece of art is the product of meditation. Your positive energy passes through that artwork to the next viewer and that is the reason that when you see art it brings peace to the mind and heart,” said Sandeep Marwah talking to the press on the opening of new exhibition of senior artists at MEC Art Gallery at Khan Market.

This new exhibition is carrying works of thirteen artists from all over India including Mukesh Sharma, Farhad Hussain, George Martin, Pratul Dash, Debraj Goswami, Tapan Dash, Kamal Mitra, Snehashish Maity, Barun Chowdhury, Manish Pushkale, Ravi K, Murali Cheeroth, and Jagmohan Bangani.

Every painting is like a story painted by the artist. What he imagines he try to put it on the canvas. This exhibition is also called “Story Tellers“ said Atul Marwah Chair of MEC Art Gallery.

The exhibition was attended by large number of diplomats, art lovers, art students and people from all strata of life. The event was supported by Asian Academy of Arts and International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.