Archive for November, 2011

Magnificent Opening Of 4th Global Film Festival At Noida

November 27, 2011

4th Global Film Festival

‘The passion and zeal of cinema has brought this festival to Noida, I am feeling important to be part of this great chronological and historical event” said Tinu Anand Actor Director of many films and popularly known as director of Amitabh Bachchan Films, on the opening function of 4th Global Film Festival Noida 2011.

“India is largest film producing country in this World and festivals like this are the real cohorts and supporters to the industry. I am sure fourth edition of Global Film Festival bring real unity and harmony to the nation” said GVG Krishanmurthy former Election Commissioner, Government Of India,

Introducing International Film And Television Club to large audience consisting of film, television and media persons present on the inauguration of Global Film Festival, Sandeep Marwah President of the festival said, “We are trying our best in our own capacity to bring people together from all parts of the World to believe that Cinema is the most popular religion of the World” He informed “with this 4th edition the reach of the festival has gone to 84 countries of the World”.

Renowned painter Jiten Hazarika, and Russian Artist Valentina also spoke on the occasion. The festival Director R.K.Singh announced the series of programs attached to the festival of 300 films. The festival venue was decorated, was quite inviting and was creating an energetic environment.

4th Global Film festival paid tribute to French cinema

November 27, 2011

4th Global Film Festival Noida

Fourth Global Film Festival Noida 2011 paid a rich tribute by launching its screenings at Marwah Studios with the celebrated film ‘FLANDERS’ by Dumont Bruno. Made in 2006, the film is about the reality of First World War shattering the illusions of people and transforming them into thuggish gun-trotting monsters.

Speaking on this occasion Festival President Sandeep Marwah placed the festival in the global context by recollecting its history and the role it has played in the world of cinema. He reiterated the fact that this is the only global festival showcasing best of international films for the cinema delegates, lovers and students so that they could learn skills, culture and the craft.

Film Maker and Prof. Peter Wobser of University of Central Lankashire, U.K. who specially flew down to be present on the occasion said being a part of the Marwah family he was excited to be here and looking forward to have some good time and films.

The chief guest Dinesh Misra, President of Indian Society of Authors, said watching a good film makes the audience richer, better and more humane.

High Profiled Workshops By IPBF At 4th Global Film Festival

November 24, 2011

International Public Broadcasting Workshops At GFFN

International Public Broadcasting Forum will be lending a creative hand by organising three workshops during the Fourth Global Film Festival, Noida 2011 being held at Marwah Studios from 25th to 27th November.

The IPBF has been created to create a fusion in different media and art forms. Through these workshops, it will try to bring digital cinema, print media,electronic media and explore the possibility of converting Delhi as the next destination of Bollywood filmmakers.

These workshops will be conducted by Hariharan on ‘ Towards Digital Cinema’, on ‘ Print Media to Electronic media by celebrated print editor and former union minister Santosh Bhartiya and by celebrated filmmaker-turned film academician Ashok Tyagi on Delhi, as the Future for Bollywood films.

These workshops will expose and involve the Marwah Studios students in the current trends of cinema and hone their skills to attain perfection in the subjects of thier choices.

Asian Academy of Arts supports 4th Global Film Festival

November 24, 2011

Asian Academy Of Arts

Asian Academy of Arts supports 4th Global Film Festival

Asian Academy of Arts (AAA) has announced to launch of its three new books to be launched in the 3-day 4th Global Film Festival, Noida 2011 from 25th November 2011.

“The AAA was launched to promote various art forms like books, dance, drama, music, sculpture, films and paintings through fusion and presentation at various forums of Marwah Studios” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios.

For the Global festival they have launched ‘Jatak Kavya mala’, ‘Samaj aur Sanskriti’ and ‘Meri Mauritius Yatra’. These books have been launched as a tripartite scheme to promote and project new authors and quality manuscripts.

Jatak Kavya mala is the poetic version of the stories related to Buddha’s life By Prof Lallan Prasad. Meri Mauritius Yatra is a travelogue by Pawan Kumar Singh and Samaj aur Sanskriti is an anthology by renowned Indologist Bhanupratrap Shukla. These books will be launched at three seminars to be held during the festival.

Thus it will create a fusion of books, intellectual dialogue in a film festival.

Sandeep Marwah Presents 4th Global Film Festival Noida 2011

November 24, 2011

Sandeep Marwah President 4th Global Film festival Noida 2011

Five times World Record holder Sandeep Marwah Chairperson of IFTC International Film And Television Club, President Of Marwah Studios –a creative enterprises, Media Guru and teacher to around 10,000 media professionals, founder of Noida Film City and Chief of many national and international bodies presents 4th Global Film Festival Noida 2011.

—Global film fest- a perspective

International Film and Television Club (IFTC) in a joint venture with Ministry of Information and Broadcasting and Film Federation of India will organize the 4th Global Film Festival at the Marwah Studios from November 25th to 27th.

The three day film fest will encompass different segments like World Cinema, Indian cinema, Films on focus-Country Wales, Documentary films, Children’s films, Competitive section. In addition, films made by the Asian Academy of Films and Television (AAFT) and Asian School of Media Studies (ASMS) will be screened. Other films include films on disability and related issues, with a retrospective on the famous French Director Jean Rouch.

Films under `World Cinema’ will include `Flanders’ ( France) by Bruno Dumont, `Blackboards’ by Samira Makhmalbaf from Iran, `IP man’ by Wilson Yip from Hong Kong, `Night and day’ by Hong Kong Soo from South Korea, `Les Invasions’ by Barbares from Canada and `Microphone’ by Ahmad Abdalla from Egypt. Indian films `Pushpak’ by Srinivasan Sangeetam, `Main Azaad Hoon’ by Tinu Anand and `Banaras’ by Pankaj Parashar will be shown.

International Film and Television Club or IFTC was instituted by the Asian Society for Film and Television to promote media and entertainment education and to strengthen its conceptualization, innovation and implementation. Ever since its inception, national and international events have been part of its activities. The 4th Global festival has emerged as its annual flagship showcase.

The international film fest stands distinct with its special focus on the culture of Wales. Five movies from Britain will highlight the unique age old civilisation and its supreme culture. Distinguished films like `Brides of the war’ by Peter Edwards, `Hedd Wyn’ by Paul Turner, `Eldva’ by Timlyn, `Little White Lies’ by Caradog James and `Gaenor’ by Paul Morrison will entertain viewers.

Hailing from different cultural and traditional background, a veracity of national and international films will be screened at the film fiesta. The fest provides a common platform which is nothing less than a congregation of different faiths and beliefs. This strongly endorses the message that `cinema is the ultimate religion of the world, unifying all faiths.’

One of the major attractions at the film arena is the inclusion of 14 outstanding documentaries by the Films Division of India. This will serve as a learning experience for the media students at the Marwah Studios who will get due exposure in the centenary old art form of mass communication’. These include `Indira Priydarshini’ by Yash Chaudhary, `CRPF’ by Mahmood Qureshi, `Exploration Antarctica’ by Deepak haldankar, `Man in Search for Man’ by Prem vaidya, `Chitrakaar ki Nazar se’ by Hussain, `Ananta’ by Girish vaidya, `Radha and Krishna’ by J.S.Bhownagary, `Hill Agriculture New Vista’ by Akhilesh Goorha, `Through the Lens’ by Starkey and `Toote Pankh’ by Kuldeep Sinha, `Story of Delhi’ by Serbjeet Singh, `High Adventure on White Water’ by C.L. Kaul, `Khajuraho’ by Mohan Wadhwaney and `Encounter with Faces’ by Vinod Chopra.
Children’s films have always been featured at the Global Film Festival, needless to mention that it was a stupendous success last year. This year some good movies have been shortlisted by the Children’s Film Society of India and the International Children Film Forum. Films include `Lukka Chuppi’ by Vinod Ganatra, `Yeh Hai Chakkad Bakkad Bambe Bo’ by Sridhar Rangayan, `Chhota Sipahi’ by Jayashree Kand, `Chutkan ki Mahabharat’ by Sankalp Meshram, `Gilli Gilli Atta’ by Pankaj Parashar, `Lagi Shirt’ by Raghubir, `Nandu ka Raja’ by Shaleen Sehgal, `Radio Comes to Rampur’ by Asha Dutta and `Uranchchoo’.

Students from more than 100 schools in Noida and NCR have been invited and even allotted special time slots to participate in the special activities and screenings at the fest.

Another major focus is on the half a dozen films made by famous French Film Director Jean Rouch. Heralded as one of the founders of cinéma vérité in France, his work has many resemblances to direct cinema. His life as a filmmaker spanning over sixty decades in Africa, was manifest with visual anthropology. Influenced by his discovery of surrealism in his early twenties, many films border on the line between fiction and documentary, to create a new style of ethno fiction. His film `Me a Black’ (Moi un Noir) later initiated him into the technique of jump cut popularized by Jean-Luc Godard, is slated for screening at the fest. Other films include `Little by Little’, `Hunting the Lion with Bow and Arrow’, `The Mad Masters’, `Chronicles of Summer’ and `Mosso Mosso’, a tribute to the great legend by Jean Andre Fieschi.

Besides a stream of films to entertain visitors, three workshops will also be held with topics ranging from `Towards Digital Cine’ by K. Hariharan, `From Print to Electronic: Transition in Creativity’ by Santosh Bhartiya and Delhi and `Future of Bollywood’ by Ashok Tyagi. In addition, three seminars will be organized on three consecutive days to provide a platform for film critics and experts from various universities to know about films.

The first seminar will begin with `Corporatisation and Cinema’ as corporatisation is the new buzz in Bollywood. On one level, it has brought about the much needed moolah for filmmakers but on the other snatched away their creative freedom. These two theories will be a topic of discussion by a panel of Sumit Singhal from NDTV and Sudhir Tandon, former DDG of Doordarshan.

Next in succession will be a seminar on the age old relationship between cinema and literature. Indian writers have not made a mark but lyricists have done a commendable job in the world of Hindi films be it Sahir, Gulzar, Jaan Nisar Akhtar with their creative instincts and aesthetic sense. The panelists include Pratap Sahgal and Divik Ramnesh. The last day will witness the most relevant topic `Curse of piracy’ which affects films to a large extent. The panel will include Rajendra Sehgal and Anil Thakur.

As an initiative to promote young budding authors the Asian Art Academy will release five books during the occasion. To spice the event further, talks by eminent speakers from the All India Human Rights Association, World Religious Parliament and Global Yoga Alliance are on the anvil. Last but not the least, three art exhibitions by Tapan Das besides a posters display by the Asian School of Performing Arts along with a series of photos to adorn the venue.

GFFN Noida unfurled its door to connoisseurs’ of films five years ago. The first film fest was on `Peace and Spirituality’ while the second was on `Genre of documentaries’ and the third `Children’s films’. The third festival screened about 227 films from all over the world with more than 5000 footfalls. Critics, movie fans and the media have widely acclaimed the Global Film Festival as one of the most pertinent film festivals in north India. The fest has spread the message of love and unity through cinema and provides an opportunity for filmmakers, media students and professionals to share information about films.

Seminars At 4th Global Film Festival Noida (GFFN) 2011

November 22, 2011

Seminar At 4th Global Film Festival

Corporatisation is the new buzz word in the Bollywood. At one level it has brought moolah to the filmmakers but some feel it has taken away their creative freedom.

This dichotomy will be discussed threadbare at the opening seminar ‘Corporotisation and Cinema’ on 25th November 2011 in the 4th Global Film Festival Noida 2011. Sumit Singhal of NDTV and Sudhir Tandon, former DDG of Doordarshan will form a part of the panelists.

“The issues likely be thrown open for discussion include the former private financing to the controlled funding of the present times, assembly line production of the saleable themes and the impact it is having on the small and medium films” said Sandeep Marwah President of Global Film festival Noida.

Second seminar on 26th November will focus on the age old relationship between cinema and literature. Though Indian writers have not done exceedingly well in Bollywood by the galaxy of lyricists like Sahir, Gulzar, Jaan Nisar Akhtar have added aesthetics and creativity to the Hindi films in particular. The panelists will be Pratap Sahgal and Divik Ramesh

The last seminar on 27th November will discuss the curse of piracy that has affected films for long. The panelists will be Rajendra sahgal and Anil Thakur. International Film And Television Research Centre will do the planning of these seminars.

Documentary Films At 4th Global Film festival Noida

November 22, 2011

No international festival is complete without its documentary section. And Global Film Festival Noida that dedicated one edition to documentaries in 2009 couldn’t have done without it. Hence an exclusive segment consisting of 14 films ranging from famous personalities like Indira Gandhi to the tourist attraction Khajuraho has been earmarked for the GFFN 2011 Noida starting from Nov 25..

“Documentaries are an integral part of the cinema culture. Its forms a staple diet for the film students” said Sandeep Marwah President of GFFN and Director of Asian Academy Of Film And television. “These films will expose them to the 100 year old art form of mass communication” Marwah added.

Film Division Of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India has been the pioneer in building archives for documentaries. FDI has been kind enough to provide the best collection of documentaries for 4th GFFN.

The films chosen are Indira Priydarshini by Yash Chaoudhary, CRPF by Mahmood Qureshi, Exploration Atartica by Deepak haldankar, Man in Search for Man by Prem vaidya, Chitrakaar ki Nazar se by Hussain, Ananta by Girish vaidya, Radha and Krishna by J.S.Bhownagary, Hill Agriculture New Vista by Akhilesh Goorha, Through a Lens Starkly and Toote Pankh by Kuldeep Sinha, Story of Delhi by Serbjeet Singh, High Adventure on White Water by C.L.Kaul, Khajuraho by Mohan Wadhwaney and Encounter with Faces by Vinod Chopra.

Children’s Film Section At 4th Global Film festival Noida

November 21, 2011

Childre's Section At 4th Global Film Festival

Children films have been specially curated by an illustrated board of International Children’s Film Forum in association with Children’s Film Society Of India, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting, Government of India for the forthcoming 4th Global Film Festival, Noida starting from 25th November at Marwah Studios complex in Film City.

Inspired by the overwhelming response of the audience in the last Global festival which was exclusively dedicated to children films, this year also an attractive selection has been made by CFSI and ICFF informed Sandeep Marwah President of Global Film Festival Noida 2011 (GFFN)

The films include Lukka Chuppi by Vinod Ganatra, Yeh Hai Chakkad Bakkad Bambe Bo by Sridhar Rangayan, Chhota Sipahi by Jayashree Kand, Chutkan ki Mahabharat by Sankalp Meshram, Gilli Gilli Atta by Pankaj Parashar, Lagi Shirt by Raghubir, Nandu ka Raja by Shaleen Sehgal, Radio Comes to Rampur by Asha Dutta and Uranchchoo.

More than 100 schools from Noida in particular and NCR in general have been invited in groups in different time slots to witness the festival. Special activities have been planned to engage the young guests when they visit the festival. (

Wales Is The Focus Country in 4th Global Film Festival

November 19, 2011

4th Global Film Festival Noida

It has never happened before in India, an international film festival dedicating one section of the festival to a great culture of Wales. Marwah Studios has done it. In the 4th edition of its Global Film Festival Noida 2011, there will be five films from this British constituent. It is a tribute to the distinct and unique age old civilizations of Europe.

The films are Brides of the war by Peter Edwards, Heddwyn by Paul Turner, Eldva by Timlyn, Little White Lies by Caradog James and Gaenor by Paul Morrison. These films will expose the Indian audience to something never seen before.

“The purpose of the festival is to bring different cultures on the same platform to create a fusion of faiths and beliefs. This will prove the underlying message that cinema is the ultimate religion of the world unifying all faiths” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and GFFN 2011.

Celebrating World Cinema At 4th Global Film Festival Noida

November 19, 2011

4th Global Film Festival

Global Film Festival Noida 2011 starting from 25th November will showcase the best of world cinema. Films from France, Iran, Canada, Egypt, South Korea, Hongkong and India will be screened for a galaxy of Bollywood celebrities, invited media professionals, and the media and entertainment fraternity comprising of faculty and students at the state of the art studios of the sprawling Marwah Studios in Film City.

France has sent Flanders by Dumont Bruno, Blackboards by Samira Makhmalbaf from Iran, IP man by Wilson Yip from Hong Kong, Night and day by Hong Kong Soo from South Korea, Les Invasions Barbares from Canada, Microphone by Ahmad Abdalla from Egypt and Iti Mrinalini by Aparna Sen of India will comprise the bouquet of the choicest films. This selection has been made an illustrious board that went through innumerable films to choose from.

The Indian section may also includes Pushpak by Srinivasan Sangeetam, Main Azad Hoon by Tinu Anand and Banaras by Pankaj Parashar as part of Indian Panorama.