December 8, 2013
AAFT in Lead
“I need blessings from my teachers as again I am coming with my new film. I can never forget what I have learned from AAFT-Asian Academy of Film And Television” said Gurmeet Singh director of feature film What The Fish.
Gurmeet Singh’s ‘What The Fish’, which was ready for release, will now hit theatres on December 13. The film stars veteran actress Dimple Kapadia in the lead.
We at AAFT will give full support to the director Gurmeet Singh who has already proved to be the perfect film director” expressed Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT.
The film’s story revolves around the protagonist who has to leave town and needs someone to take care of her money plant and fish. She then decides to leave the house in the care of her niece. The film is about the hilarious turn of events which take place in the house in her absence.
December 7, 2013
United Nations Information Centre
“Times have changed. Everyone has the right to live the life in their own way and style within permissible laws of land. The Slavery must be removed from the society” said Sandeep Marwah President of World Peace Development And Research Foundation & Ambassador of IHRO affiliated to United Nations.
The International Day for the Abolition of Slavery, 2 December, marks the date of the adoption, by the General Assembly, of the United Nations Convention for the Suppression of the Traffic in Persons and of the Exploitation of the Prostitution of Others.
The focus of this day is on eradicating contemporary forms of slavery, such as trafficking in persons, sexual exploitation, the worst forms of child labour, forced marriage, and the forced recruitment of children for use in armed conflict.
December 6, 2013
Good Bye Nelson Mandela
Recently nominated Chairperson of Indo South Africa Film Association and President of World Peace Development And Research Foundation Sandeep Marwah expressed his feelings on the death of Nelson Mandela and said” we have lost the light, we have lost the World leader and a real Gandhian.
The Nobel Peace Prize laureate was one of the world’s most revered statesmen after preaching reconciliation despite being imprisoned for 27 years.
“ wherever we are in the world, let us reaffirm his vision of a society in which none is exploited, oppressed or dispossessed by another,” said Chandra Kant Patil Kharare Secretary General of World Peace Development And Research Foundation. Here are some reactions from across the world to the death of Mandela:
South African President Jacob Zuma: “Our people have lost a father. Although we knew this day was going to come, nothing can diminish our sense of a profound and enduring loss. His tireless struggle for freedom earned him the respect of the world. His humility, passion and humanity earned him their love.”
US President Barack Obama: “He achieved more than could be expected of any man…. Today he’s gone home, and we’ve lost one of the most influential, courageous and profoundly good human beings that any of us will share time with on this earth.”
British Prime Minister David Cameron: “A great light has gone out in the world. Nelson Mandela was a hero of our time.” Former South African President F.W. de Klerk, on CNN: “He was a great unifier and a very, very special man in this regard beyond everything else he did. This emphasis on reconciliation was his biggest legacy.”
UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon: “Nelson Mandela was a giant for justice and a down-to-earth human inspiration. Nelson Mandela showed what is possible for our world and within each one of us if we believe, dream and work together for justice and humanity.”
December 6, 2013
1st December World Aids Day 2013
Marwah Studios in association with World Peace Development And Research Foundation-WPDRF observed Worlds Aid Days at Noida Film City. “On this World AIDS Day, let us resolve to consign AIDS to the pages of history” said Sandeep Marwah President of WPDRF and Ambassador of IHRO affiliated to United Nation.
“On this World AIDS Day, I am more optimistic than ever. Much of the world is accelerating progress in responding to HIV. There are significant decreases in new infections and deaths, and we are making good progress in realizing our target of ensuring 15 million people have access to antiretroviral treatment by 2015. This is crucial to halting and reversing the AIDS epidemic for good” read Viney Kumar message of Ban Ki moon Secretary General UN.
There is still much to do. If we want a future free of AIDS we will need continued investment, commitment and innovation to reach the vision of zero new HIV infections, zero discrimination and zero AIDS-related deaths added Marwah.
December 6, 2013
“With every award your responsibility towards society increases, the expectation of people rises with every success” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios congratulating Dr. Sunil Sainen, Sunil Mansingh and Ashok Sanghvi on presenting Tara Devi Rashtra Utthan Puraskar here at India International Centre.
Appreciating Laxmi Narayan Modi founder of Durga Dutt Modi Foundation for his involvement in many social activities Sandeep Marwah ask audience to follow him in sparing time and resources for unprivileged people of society.
The event was attended by former member Parliament Ila Pant, RSS Chief Ashok Singhal, Acharya Lokesh Ji, Vishnu Hari Dalmia, Rekha Modi, Usha Sharma, Nisha Bhargava conducted the program and Raghav Modi paid vote of thanks.
Later Sandeep Marwah announced thirty minutes slot on Radio Noida for social programs and requested all the foundation members to participate regularly.
December 5, 2013
7th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema
The 7th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema announced by AAFT-Asian Academy of Film And Television in the third week of January for all the short films and stills clicked by the mobile phones of individuals.
“Like last time this time also the competition is open to the whole World. Anyone who loves to click a still picture and wants to make a 3 minute movie by mobile phone can be participant of the festival” said Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT while announcing the date to be 28th January. 2014.
The announcement is made public and people will be informed through emails and other social media sites. “We are expecting this time more than 1000 entries from the World as mobile cinema has grown in last 7 seven years” added Marwah.
The venue for the festival will remain Marwah Studios Complex, Film City, Noida.
December 4, 2013
7th Indo US Summit
“All the segments of media- print, radio, television, cinema and new media have been digitalize. It has some great advantages and some disadvantages too” said Sandeep Marwah Chairperson of Media & Entertainment Committee of Indo American Chamber of Commerce in Indo US Resurgence Summit at Hotel Hyatt explaining size of two biggest film industries of India and USA.
“We have lost the track, we are following western World and forgetting our own values ” said Ashok Tyagi producer Director from Mumbai fame for Surkhiyan, Andher Gardi, Bharat Bhagya Vidhata.” We have lost a lot in piracy, new ways are there to stop but need to enforce the law too” added Stephen Mathias senior Lawyer from Bangalore.
“Digitalization has made it easy for new comers to enter into film production” said Lovleen Tandon Co-Director of Slumdog Millionaire giving the example of her own films. “Americans are now part of Indian film Industry and we Indians have also created some place of ourselves in USA, but we have yet to grow” expressed Bhuvan Lal from Los Angeles.
“Films & Art are supposed to be the ambassadors of culture, we must be open to accept other arts and culture” said Sohaila Kapoor from Rajya Sabha Channel. Later Dr. Lalit Bhasin Chairperson ofFilm Certification Appellate Tribunal, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting gave his Valedictory address. Earlier the summit was inaugurated by Kapil Sibal Minister of Information Technology & Communication.
December 1, 2013
Global Media Award at 6th GFFN
The 6th Global Film Festival Noida 2013 constituted Global Media Awards last year for all those people who have contributed not only in main stream of media but also in media education.
Last year the award was bestowed upon Prof. Kalyan Sarkar, Prof. Mansoor Naqvi and Prof. Harshvardhan for their contribution to media education. This year Prof. Satish Garg has been nominated for this prestigious award.
Satish Garg has worked in Doordarshan for more than thirty years. Some of the finest programmes had been planned under his guidance and supervision. He had been the executive producer of the first soap opera of the country Hum Log. He had also been the first dean of Asian School of Media Studies.
The award was handed over to Satish Garg by Sandeep Marwah in the presence of Pankaj Parashar, Jeno Hodi, Karl Bardosh, Judith Lazar, R.K.Singh, Dr. Shobha Kulsherstra and a large audience.
December 1, 2013
A Jam packed Pearey Lal Bhawan studded with some of the important people like Pt. Mani Prasad Ji renowned Vocalist from Kirana Gharana, President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah, Dean Music Faculty Delhi University Vidhushi Uma Garg, Devotional Singers Piyusha Kailas Anuj and Play back singer Saroj Mishra saw the closure of Khoj Sitaron Ki to select the finalists.
“Life is boring without music; we Indians have music and songs for all occasions and it is also necessary to promote music and identify people out of lot who can do justice to it” said Sandeep Marwah.
Music Director Sanjay Vidyarthi, Pt. Mohan Krishan Bhardwaj, Pt. Krishnadutt Sharma & Shridutt Sharma vocalist from Nardiya Shally, Guru Jiteshwar Jeet & Manish Kumar vocalist from Delhi Gharana, R.P.Malhotra and Parmender Kaur noted singers were also present there to grace the occasion.
The programme was designed by R.C.Sharma of Sur Sangam Kala Kendra Delhi. Asian Academy of Film And Television and Radio Noida supported the event.
November 30, 2013
Life Time Achievement to Rituparna Ghosh at 6th GFFN
“We have lost a great artist, but his films will always remind us of him” said Sandeep Marwah President of 6th Global Film Festival Noida 2013 on the second day of the festival announcing Posthumous Life Time Achievement Award to renowned film director Rituparna Ghosh.
Bengali actor Soumitra Chatterjee said “I cannot believe that Rituparno is no more. We lost a very promising film director at a very early age.” Konkona Sen Sharma, who acted in Ghosh’s ‘Titli’ and ‘Dosar’, said that Ghosh’s death was a great personal loss for her. Actor Arindam requested to observe the day of national mourning. Rituparna Sengupta described Ghosh as a creative genius who had enriched the Bengali film industry emotionally and culturally.
Amitabh Bachchan remembered Ghosh as the only director who had worked with every member of the Bachchan family. He tweeted. “Film director Shyam Benegal said, Ghosh’s death was a “huge tragedy.
The award will be sent to the family of Rituparna Ghosh in Calcutta by the representative of 6th Global Film Festival.