Archive for April, 2009

Exhibition Of Paintings At Marwah Studios

April 13, 2009

Budding artists from all over the country gathered at Marwah Studios for the inauguration of an exhibition on painting, drawing and sculpture by noted Sri Lankan Film, TV and Stage actor Wilson Gunaratne. The students of AAFT Asian Academt Of Film And Television, ASMS Asian School Of Media Studies and ABS Asian Business School were present there.
Wilson Gunaratne, in his inaugural speech, said “The paintings are the first form of art and everything follows – Visual art or any other form of art needs a lot of concentration, involvement and emotions to express. Sandeep Marwah of Marwah Studios is the source of my inspiration to start new stage play where I am playing thirteen different characters, earlier I played nine characters in the same play.” Informed Wilson during exhibition. Wilson Gunerate is the only artist in Sri Lanka who has performed nine characters so far in the single play on stage.
The President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah said ”such shows not only motivate the participating Artist but also encourage the students of Cinema, Films and Television to think beyond their subject.” Marwah presented Wilson with the life membership of International Film And Television Research Center.
Those who exhibit their creations include Amit Srivastava, Ashis Kushwaha, Bhanu Prakash, Chiranjib Ghosh, Devasis Mukherjee, Dinesh Singh, Dipanjali Das, Giridhari Sahu, Kangkan Berman, Krisna Seal, Manoj Shau, Mithilesh Gupta, Nivedita Mukharjee, NY Chanu, Pramod Kashyap, Ram Dongre, Samiran Mujumder, Sankar Sarkar, Santosh Sahni, Satya P Guta, Shailender Shau, Sudipta Adhya, Sukanta Biswas, Sushmita Adhya and Tathgat Das.

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Film Workshop At AAFT By American Film Maker

April 12, 2009

The American Center, New Delhi and AAFT Asian Academy Of Film And Television, Noida together organized a film workshop at Marwah Studios by renowned American documentary film maker and writer from New York City Sadia Shepard on the making of her documentary. Sadia was accompanied by the senior officer from American Center Diane Brandt who introduced the lady to the large gathering of media students from different discipline of film making.

Sadia Shepard left New York for Bombay on a Fulbright Scholarship, her goal to try to understand the history and future of the tiny Indian Jewish community that her grandmother was born into and left to marry her Muslim grand father. Sadia spent nearly two years recording her experiences in film ,video and writing, which became the basis of her first book,” The Girl From Foreign: A Search For Shipwrecked Ancestors, Forgotten Histoties And A Sense Of Home”.

Sadia spoke about her book and then there was screening of the film “ In Search Of The Bene Israel” followed by the question answer session. The workshop finished with vote of thanks by Dean Kalyan Sarkar and Sandeep Marwah the president of Marwah Studios also the chairperson of Entertainment Committee of Indo American Chamber of Commerce presented life membership of International Film And Television Club to Sadia Shepard and Diane Brandt.[www.aaft.com]

Film Coffee House Is For Every One

April 12, 2009

The feature film Coffee House presented by Shivkala Motion Pictures and Marwah Studios in association with GTV International is the story of a common man .What we go through every day in our lives, can be seen in beautiful bided story of Coffee House.

The film is produced by Mahin and Asit Mittal, Sandeep Marwah, Girish Batra, Sandeep Gupta and Kishan Kumar .”The impact of feature film is the largest on masses, it can really pass on the message to the nation, and this is one of those films” said Sandeep Marwah..”Gurbir Garewal has done a fabulous job by projecting reality in the film.” said Mahim Mittal who has also written the songs for the film.

“This is my first feature film and it is releasing at the time when my countrymen need right advice for the nation”, said Sakshi Tanwar. ”Well my role in Coffee House is what I was looking for a long time, I remember I was totally involved with my character when I was shooting for this film” .said Ashutosh Rana.

.The film is written and directed by President Award Winner Gurbir Garewal who has written and directed number of super hit TV serials. The cast includes Ashutosh Rana and Sakshi Tanwar jointly for the first time. Music by Javed Kumar, Dances by Longiness Fernandes, Cinematography by Sabestian AKN, Lyrics by Mahim Mittal, Backround Music by Sanjay Chakarvarty, Sound by Avneet Garewal, Editing by Omkar Nath Bhakri and Rerecording by Deepan Chatterjee.

The other artist includes Paintal, Aman Dhariwal, Neha Mishra, Hemant Pandey, Harsh Chaya, Vinod Nagpal, Javed Khan, and S.M.Zaheer. The film Director has also given opportunity to many trained artist from AAFT Asian Academy Of Film And Television , NOIDA in various roles.

Sandeep Marwah in Cannes Committee of Indian Pavilion

April 2, 2009

The Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting, Government Of India in association with ASSOCHAM is going ahead with the preparation for showcasing the changing face of the Indian Film and Cinema at the 62nd Film Festival at Cannes ,France by setting up the Official Indian Pavilion at the Village International from 13th May to 24th May 2009 .The committee has been formed to promote Pavilion of Indian Film Industry , the largest film producing Country in the World .The members are Sandeep Marwah of world renowned Marwah Studios who is also the Director of Asian Academy Of Film And Television with 70 representations in the different countries of the world, Sushma Singh Secretary Ministry of Information and Broadcasting ,V.B.Pyarelal, Joint Secretary , Ministry Of Information And Broadcasting, Dilip Modi, Vice President ASSOCHAM, Sujata Dev, Chairperson Entertainment Committee, T.P.Agarwal President IMPPA ,Jitendra Jain President Film Federation Of India FFI, Ratan Jain President AMPTPP, Sajjan Jindal President ASSOCHAM, K.Rajagopal President South India Chamber Of Commerce, Manmohan Shetty President Film And TV Producers Guild Of India, L. Suresh President South India Film Exporters Association, D. S .Rawat Secretary General ASSOCHAM, Annuradha Prasad BAG Films, Amit Dev Director Times Broadband and Ajay Sharma Director ASSOCHAM..”We understand that Indian Pavilion is going to be the great opportunity for an individual or any film organization to showcase their achievements therefore invite whole Indian Film industry to come and participate in a big way”said Sandeep Marwah,the founder of Noida Film City

Marwah Studios Will Host Global Festival Of Documentary Films

April 1, 2009

The enthusiastic staff and members of Marwah Studios took no time in deciding to host the next Global Festival Of Documentary Films to be held in July, 09.” Which place can be better than the Noida Film City and specially Marwah Studios which is the hub centre for film and tv persons and surrounded by the best film companies of the industry” said Sandeep Marwah, the Owner of Marwah Films And Video Studios.

 

Documentary Film Festival is going to be different as entries are invited from all over the World and there is three different categories of 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes .The members of International Film And Television Club have assured the prize of 5000 US Dollars for the best documentaries. A special cell has been created at Marwah Studios to provide complete infrastructure to the festival and specialized people have been appointed to look after the planning and execution of the project.

 

Viney Kumar, manager of the studios said ,”We have ample space and facilities to present Global Festival Of Documentary Films .We have full confidence in our President Sandeep Marwah who has wide experience of  these kind of activities.”

International Film & Television Club Now For Global Festival of Documentary Films

April 1, 2009

After the successful completion of 2nd International Festival Of Cellphone Cinema and Global Festival Of Films on Peace And Spirituality, International Film And Television Club (IFTC) Of Marwah Studios, Film city Noida decided to go ahead with the festival of Documentary Films in the month of July,09.It was decided in the Board meeting of the Club which deals in festivals, seminars, symposiums ,interaction programs, retrospectives, Film Shows, Visits and exchange of foreign faculty programs etc.

“All are invited to submit their documentaries of any kind in three categories of 10 minutes, 20 minutes and 30 minutes. The prize is going to be 5000 US Dollar.” said Sandeep Marwah, International President of the IFTC. .Some of the prominent names of the industry are going to be the jury members in the festival. The festival is named as GLOBAL FESTIVAL OF DOCUMENTARY FILMS. Talking to the film makers Sandeep Marwah added, ”There will be many sponsors from media and others who will be ready to join hands with us in this International event.”

“Documentary is a broad category of visual expression that is based on the attempt in one fashion or another to document reality. ”said Harshvardhan, Vice President Of IFTC. International Film And Television Club(IFTC) which is first of its kind in India was established by Sandeep Marwah in 1991 at New Delhi.The Club has its members from all over the World from the field of Films, Television, Media, Journalism, Business Community and so on. The IFTC is associated with more than 200 events in the last 17 years.