Archive for February, 2023

AAFT will Work with International Youth Fellowship Paris

February 27, 2023
AAFT President with Delegation from International Youth Fellowship

Paris: “I am thankful to the organization for nominating me as International Advisor to International Youth Fellowship originally based in South Korea. My two visits to Seoul and Busan earlier added to the strength of our relations between India and South Korea. We have created together Indo South Korea Film and Cultural Forum also to develop and promote relation between the people of two countries,” informed Sandeep Marwah to the delegates from IYF in Paris during his visit to France at Hotel Intercontinental Le Grand, Rue de Scribe, Paris.

Together some youth activities can be planned with the students of AAFT whenever they are planning to come to Paris, suggested Yongha Hwang, Director International Youth Fellowship Paris.” We are busy here with different colleges and universities and promoting peace activities all-round the year,” he added. He was accompanied by delegates Oliva and Sinae.

Sandeep Marwah also briefed the delegation about Indo French Business and Cultural Forum of International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and his relations with France through many cultural associations.

AAFT Join Hands with Normandie Business School

February 27, 2023
President AAFT Sandeep Marwah at EM Normandie Business School Paris

Paris: We are pleased to join hands with EM Normandie Business School right here in the Paris. I am sure both AAFT University and Normandie Business School will take best advantages of each other’s specializations. The idea is to enhance the level of education and learn what extra efforts other schools are adding to make education international,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President AAFT University talking to the faculty at school at Paris.

“I am impressed by the new infrastructure and state of art teaching aids being used here for quick understanding of the subject. I am sure students from AAFT would like to be a part of activities at Normandie and vice versa,” added Marwah.

Laurence Mariet Sanchez and Juliet Montuelle, the International Admission Managers of EM Normandie interacted with Dr. Sandeep Marwah and discussed many aspects of joint programs possible between the two institutions. Dr. Marwah invited faculty from Paris to visit AAFT University and decided on students exchange program. He also explained the authorities about Indo French Business and Cultural Forum which he is Chairing in India.

Exhibition of Still Photography Opened at 11th Global Festival of Journalism

February 25, 2023
Still Photography Exhibition Inaugurated at 11th Global Festival of Journalism

Noida:  The camera is an instrument that teaches people how to see without a camera. Photography is by nature a documentary art. On the occasion of 11th Global festival of Journalism Noida 2023, a photography exhibition titled “Phototatv” was presented by the students of School of Still Photography of Asian Academy of Film and Television & International Journalism Centre.

“I have always believed that still photography is the base of many creative arts. It enhances the aesthetic sense and guides you to think systematically. We made it a point to have a subject Still Photography in every creative course including Cinema, Journalism, Fashion, Animation, Tourism etc. Now I can proudly say that we have a separate school  under  AAFT School of Still Photography which has picked up very well,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios while lighting the ceremonial lamp in the new wing of Marwah Studios.

Alfredo Caldera, Charge D’ Affaires Embassy of Venezuela,  Zena Chung, Social worker from South Korea, Heikki Ranta Chairman Finland Chamber of Commerce, Narendra Gupta Senior Journalist from Mumbai, Nida Ahmed renowned TV Presenter, Kumar Rakesh Senior Journalist, Varun Suri Model & Actor, Dr. Abbas Naseri Tahiri, Correspondent Islamic Republic of Iran Broadcasting, Sunil Dang former member of Prasar Bharti also spoke on the subject.

The dignitaries present there appreciated the work which was presented under  theme Guerrilla warfare in Kashmir, Massive Fire in Chandni Chowk, Loneliness, Crowd etc. A coffee table book consisting of these pictures were suggested by the guests. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance, AAFT University, World Peace Development and Research Foundation, and International Film and TV Research Centre.

Sandeep Marwah Learning Tourism Lessons at Paris

February 23, 2023
Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios at Paris- France

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

February 22, 2023

Documentary from Venezuela Screened at 11th Global Festival of Journalism

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

February 21, 2023
Poster of Shaheed Bhagat Singh Launched at 11th GFJN at Marwah Studios

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

February 20, 2023
Inauguration of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida at Marwah Studios

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

February 19, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated and Awarded at MSME Conclave at New 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

February 15, 2023
Sandeep Marwah with Akbar Al Baker and Akshay Marwah at Doha

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

February 8, 2023

Meeting of Entertainment & AVGC Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce

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.