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AAFT Invites Bollywood Stars Neha Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui to Inspire Students

May 22, 2023
Neha Sharma and Nawazuddin Saddiqui at Marwah Studios Noida Film City

Noida, 22 May- AAFT, one of the leading film and television institutes, was infused with new energy as renowned actors Neha Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui graced its campus in Noida. The President of AAFT, Sandeep Marwah, extended a warm invitation to the esteemed stars to interact with the aspiring students, creating an atmosphere of excitement and inspiration.

During their visit, Neha Sharma and Nawazuddin Siddiqui captivated the students with their exceptional talent, enthralling everyone with their mesmerizing songs, powerful dialogues, and captivating performances. Moreover, the stars generously shared valuable insights into their illustrious careers, answering numerous questions from the eager students.

Nawazuddin Siddiqui, renowned for his stellar performances in movies such as Gangs of Wasseypur, The Lunchbox, Raman Raghav 2.0, and Manto, has gained international recognition with eight of his films being screened at the prestigious Cannes Film Festival.

Neha Sharma, an accomplished Indian actress and model, made her mark in the industry with her debut in the Telugu film Chirutha (2007) and subsequently in the Hindi film Crook (2010).

Expressing her gratitude, Neha Sharma stated, “I am honored to have been a part of this wonderful interaction with AAFT students. It was an enriching experience to share my journey and insights with such talented and passionate individuals.”

Nawazuddin Siddiqui added, “I am grateful for the opportunity to engage with the students at AAFT. It is vital to inspire and encourage the next generation of artists, and I believe platforms like these pave the way for their future success.”

The event proved to be a resounding success, leaving the students motivated and inspired to pursue their dreams in the entertainment industry. AAFT continues to bring industry stalwarts closer to its students, providing them with invaluable guidance and mentorship. Later Stars were honoured with the life membership of International Film and    Television Research Centre.

Landmark Book on Modi’s Achievements Released in House of Lords, British Parliament

May 20, 2023
Sandeep Marwah with Lord Rami Ranger at House of Lords British Parliament

London, May 20, 2023 – A ground-breaking publication titled “8 years of Modi Sarkar: A Compilation of Achievements” has taken the Indian diaspora by storm as it was unveiled by Lord Rami Ranger in the prestigious House of Lords at the British Parliament in London. Authored by Sandeep Marwah, President of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI), this monumental work sheds light on the remarkable accomplishments of the Indian government over the past eight years.

The release of this book marks a significant milestone as it represents the first-ever book on Prime Minister Narendra Modi to be presented within the esteemed halls of the House of Lords. The credit for this commendable feat goes to Sandeep Marwah, whose unwavering dedication and painstaking efforts have encapsulated the comprehensive range of India’s achievements between two hard covers.

Addressing the distinguished guests comprising London’s elite, Lord Rami Ranger expressed his astonishment at the depth and breadth of the accomplishments chronicled within the book. He acknowledged that prior to its publication, the true extent of India’s progress remained largely unknown, making this book an invaluable resource for individuals seeking to familiarize themselves with the government’s multifaceted endeavours.

Sandeep Marwah, speaking at the momentous occasion, emphasized the meticulousness employed in compiling the book’s contents. It features a lucid and concise writing style, presented in a point-wise, department-wise format to ensure accessibility and understanding for a diverse readership. Marwah further emphasized his desire for an international release, aiming to rectify the misinformation that has often permeated global perceptions of India’s accomplishments.

The first copy of the book was presented to the esteemed former President of India, Shri Ram Nath Kovind, before being officially launched in London. The release of this seminal work is poised to illuminate the immense progress and development witnessed in India over the past eight years, dispelling misconceptions and fostering a deeper appreciation for the nation’s remarkable achievements.

“8 years of Modi Sarkar: A Compilation of Achievements” is set to serve as an authoritative reference for individuals, scholars, and policymakers, providing a comprehensive understanding of India’s transformative journey under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

AAFT School of Journalism Invited Influences for Talk Show

April 28, 2023
AAFT School of Journalism and Mass Communication Conducted Talk Show

Noida: The AAFT School of Journalism recently organized a session for influencers to enlighten them about their jobs and the impact they have on society. The event was inaugurated by distinguished personalities, including the Ambassador of Azerbaijan H.E. Ashraf Shikaliyev, Trade Counsellor of Embassy of Vietnam Trung Thuong , and  Art Promoter Eom Nam Suk from Korea.

The session was aimed at providing influencers with a deeper understanding of their roles and responsibilities in shaping public opinion and driving social change. Sandeep Marwah, the founder of AAFT, initiated the talks and spoke at length about the power of the media and its impact on society.

The distinguished guests from Azerbaijan, Vietnam, and Korea shared their experiences and insights on the role of media in their respective countries and the challenges they face. Speakers like Content Creator Jai Singh, Raghav Sharma, Travel Influencer Anas Khan, Fashion Influencer Nikita Wadhawan and Culture Revivalist Abu Sufiyan  emphasized the importance of responsible journalism and ethical practices in the media industry.

The event was well-received by the participants, who appreciated the opportunity to engage with industry experts and gain a better understanding of their roles as influencers. The AAFT School of Journalism plans to organize similar events in the future to promote responsible journalism and empower media professionals. A podcast series Aagaz Ek Nayi Raah was also launched on the occasion.

AAFT Signed MOU with Fintech & Blockchain Association USA

April 2, 2023
AAFT Signed MOU with Fintech & Blockchain Association USA

Noida: The Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with  Fintech & Blockchain Association CIC Cambridge, Ma, USA.,  an organization that promotes new media, including Blockchain, Metaverse Artificial Intelligence. The MOU was signed to enhance the academic and technical capabilities of AAFT’s faculty and students in the field of new media.

As part of the agreement, AAFT and IAFCF will collaborate on research and development initiatives, exchange faculty members and students, and organize training programs and workshops on metaverse artificial intelligence and other new media technologies. This partnership will enable AAFT students to gain exposure to the latest developments in new media, preparing them for successful careers in the industry.

“The MOU is expected to open up new opportunities for AAFT’s faculty and students in the growing field of new media and provide them with access to cutting-edge technologies and resources.,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT. The event was supported by Indo American Film & Cultural Forum (IAFCF). Dr. Bhaskar Sindhu also confirmed the visit of few experts from USA next week.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated New OTT Channel Freizeit Media

April 2, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated New OTT Channel Freizeit Media

New Delhi: Renowned media personality Sandeep Marwah, founder of Noida Film City & President of Marwah Studios, recently shared his insights on the opening of a new over-the-top (OTT) channel Freizeit Media and the vast potential it holds for growth at Constitutional Club in New Delhi.

Marwah emphasized that the demand for OTT platforms has skyrocketed in recent years and is expected to continue rising. He highlighted the many opportunities that OTT offers for content creators, as well as the convenience and variety it offers to viewers. Marwah also stressed the importance of producing quality content and employing effective marketing strategies to succeed in the highly competitive OTT market. With the growing popularity of OTT, this new channel is poised to be a major player in the industry.

Others who spoke on the occasion were Ramdas Athawale Minister of State in the Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India, Kirti PremjiBhai Solanki Member Parliament (Lok Sabha ) from Gujrat & Chairman Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Sc/S, and  Dr. Anil Agarwal Member Parliament (Rajya Sabha). Neha Singh Founder of Freizeit Media Pvt ltd expressed that  it is an OTT platform for the regional cinema. It is available all over the world, this platform is also known as short film platform, available on iOS and Android devices

Cyprus Film Liked by the Audience at Global Festival of Journalism

March 27, 2023
Award of Distinction to Documentary from Cyprus at Global Festival

Noida: India and Cyprus have long-standing cultural relations that have been strengthened through the exchange of art, music, dance, and literature. The cultural exchange program between the two nations has led to a better understanding of each other’s traditions and values. This collaboration has opened up avenues for mutual learning and growth, cementing the relationship between India and Cyprus on a cultural level,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder of Noida Film City and President of GFJN at the screening of Cyprus Documentary at Marwah Studios.

Yiannakis Makrides Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus inaugurated the documentary film “ Olga’s Garden”. It is an audio-visual statement on the impact of high rises on the lives of citizens who live in between the construction sites, and its effect on their private and shared space. The film is produced by Maria Loizidou, and Danae Stylianou from Cyprus.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented festival memento and  the Award of Distinction to Cyprus Documentary received by Yiannakis Makrides immediately after the screening. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance,  Indo Cyprus Film and Cultural Forum & World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Launching of 11th International Documentary Film Festival Noida 2023

March 26, 2023
11th International Documentary Film Festival Noida during Global Festival of Journalism

Noida: “Documentaries are an important medium of storytelling that has the power to inform, educate, inspire, and provoke thought among audiences. They provide a unique perspective on various subjects and issues, shedding light on lesser-known or underrepresented topics. Documentaries have the potential to capture the essence of real-life events and convey emotions, making them a powerful tool for social and political change,” said Dr, Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University and President of IDFF on the launching of 11th International Documentary Film Festival Noida at Marwah Studios.

“Documentaries can serve as a record of history, capturing significant events and movements that may have gone unnoticed or misrepresented in mainstream media. They can also bring attention to important social and environmental issues, such as climate change, poverty, human rights, and animal welfare. Documentaries can give a voice to marginalized communities, amplify their struggles, and bring awareness to their stories,” expressed Rahul Rawail renowned film maker from Mumbai while lighting the ceremonial lamp.

Moreover, documentaries offer a platform for filmmakers to showcase their artistry and creativity, as well as push the boundaries of traditional storytelling techniques. Through interviews, narration, and visual storytelling, documentaries can provide a deeper understanding of complex issues and provoke reflection and discussion among audiences,: added Chaitanya Padukone film maker and film journalist from Mumbai.

Raza Haider, Documentary Filmmaker, Syed Mahmoud Nawaz, Documentary Filmmaker,  Dr. Lavlin Thadani, Filmmaker & Author, Rajesh Badal, Sr. Journalist, RSTV also contributed in the discussions. A poster of Ganesh Shankar Vidyarthi was released during the session to mark respect to this great journalist of India.

 Shalu Chopra, Asst Prof. AAFT School of Mass Communication & Journalism conducted the program. Vote of thanks was presented by Sushil Bharti, Director Broadcasting. Later Dr. Marwah honoured all the dignitaries with Life Membership of International Journalism Centre and presented Festival Mementos.

Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 During 11th GFJN

March 26, 2023
Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 at 11th Global Festival

Noida: International Journalism Centre, India hosted the prestigious Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023. The ceremony was presided over by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Festival President, President of ICMEI, and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts. The event was graced by the presence of distinguished guests, including HE Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affaires, High Commission of Lesotho, and HE Yiannis Makrides, Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus.

The Global Excellence Awards recognized the outstanding contributions of distinguished individuals in the journalism industry. The awardees included Aditya Arya, Founder of Museo Camera, Sarfaraz Saifi, Anuraag Muskaan, Dev Shrimali, Padmakant Trivedi, Michelle David, a renowned photographer, Ajay Verma, a media professional, Mr. K Puttaswamy, Dr. Gururaj Nagathan, and Somaiya Maleyur.

In his address, Dr. Sandeep Marwah commended the awardees for their exceptional work and contributions to the media industry. He emphasized the importance of recognizing and celebrating the achievements of professionals in the journalism industry, encouraging the awardees to continue to excel in their respective fields.

The Global Excellence Awards for Journalism 2023 was a resounding success, a testament to the vision of Dr. Sandeep Marwah and his team. The event provided a platform to honor the best and brightest minds in the journalism industry, highlighting the critical role of the media in shaping society.

Dr. Sneha Samaddar, HOD, School of Cinema, welcomed and introduced the dignitaries, emphasizing the significance of recognizing the contributions of professionals in the journalism industry. Mr. Sushil Bharti, Director Broadcasting, delivered the vote of thanks, expressing his gratitude for the efforts of the awardees in shaping the media industry.

6th Mahatma Gandhi National Awards for Journalism at Marwah Studios

March 26, 2023
Mahatma Gandhi National Award for Journalism at Marwah Studios Noida

Noida: Marwah Studios in Noida, India, was the venue for the 6th Mahatma Gandhi National Awards ceremony. The event was presided over by Dr. Sandeep Marwah, Festival President, President of ICMEI, and Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts. The ceremony received blessings from distinguished guests including HE Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affaires, High Commission of Lesotho, and HE Yiannis Makrides, Deputy Head of the Mission, High Commission of Cyprus.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Awards for Journalism curated by International Journalism Centre, are presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the media industry in India. This year’s awardees included Padma Shri Alok Mehta, a renowned journalist, commentator, and writer, Rahul Dev, a senior journalist and former editor of Jansatta and AajTak, Kulwinder Singh Kang, an international cricket and hockey commentator and director of sports at All India Radio, and Ajay Shukla, a columnist, commentator, and senior journalist.

The ceremony was a celebration of the awardees’ achievements and contributions to the media industry. Dr. Sandeep Marwah congratulated the awardees and praised them for their exceptional work. He emphasized the importance of recognizing and appreciating the hard work and dedication of professionals in the media industry.

The Mahatma Gandhi National Awards ceremony was a grand success and a testament to the vision of Dr. Sandeep Marwah and his team. The event provided a platform to celebrate the best and brightest minds in the media industry and highlighted the important role of the media in shaping society.

Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Asian Sports Star league 2023 at Noida Stadium

March 26, 2023
Asian Sports League 2023 Inaugurated at Noida Stadium by Sandeep Marwah

Noida: Sandeep Marwah, a renowned personality in the field of media and entertainment, Chancellor AAFT University, recently inaugurated a sports event- Asian Sports Star League designed by AAFT group highlighting the importance of sports in our lives. Sports play a crucial role in promoting physical fitness, teamwork, discipline, and leadership skills. They also help in building character and fostering a sense of community.

Through this event, Sandeep Marwah emphasized the need to promote sports and fitness activities and encourage young people to participate in them. He highlighted that sports can be an effective tool to promote peace, unity, and harmony, transcending boundaries of caste, creed, and religion.

All the AAFT Schools including Cinema, Journalism, Performing Arts, Animation, Digital Media, Fashion & Design, Interior Decoration, Hospitality & Tourism, Health & Wellness, Still Photography, Data Science and Asian Academy of Film & Television Skill Development School participated in a big way.

Furthermore, Sandeep Marwah highlighted the role of sports in promoting tourism and boosting the economy. Sports events can attract people from different parts of the world, leading to increased revenue and opportunities for businesses.

In conclusion, Sandeep Marwah’s initiative to inaugurate the sports event serves as a reminder of the significant role that sports play in our lives. It is essential to promote sports and fitness activities and encourage more people to participate in them for their physical, mental, and social well-being.