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PHDCCI Congratulated Sandeep Marwah on New Appointment in Government

July 16, 2020

      Sandeep Marwah Honored in PHD Management Meeting


New Delhi: The Leadership of PHD Chamber of Commerce And Industries including Dr. D.K. Agarwal President of the Chamber, Sanjay Aggarwal Senior Vice President of the Chamber and Pradeep Multani Vice President of the Chamber congratulated Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios on his new appointment in Government of India in the Management Committee of PHDCCI.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah renowned international media person has been nominated as the National Chairman of the newly constituted Media And Entertainment Committee of Ministry of Consumer Affairs Food and Public Distribution in BIS- Bureau of Indian Standard. The committee will set the standards of Indian media and entertainment industry, which is the sixth biggest industry of the country. The M&E industry has touched last year a turnover of 2,35000 crores and expected to reach 3,00,000 crores by 2024.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been also been the member of the Management Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce from last 17 years. He has introduced and Chaired Media And Entertainment Committee of the Chamber for 12 years and Art and Culture Committee for 2 years.

Dr. Marwah extended his heartiest thanks to the leadership and everyone present in the meeting including past Presidents and Patron members.


A Film workshop by Peter Ferris at AAFT University

July 12, 2020

A Film Workshop By Peter Ferris at AAFT University

New Delhi: An interesting Workshop on new techniques of film making, using mobile phones, laptops and web applications brought by Peter Ferris in his condensed workshop was organized by AAFT University for the students of cinema.

Peter Ferris has been at the forefront of revolutionizing the Film, TV and Music Industry for 30 years. His production company screens and represents actors, runs film making master classes and works with some of the world’s premiere film festivals. He is an award winning film producer and his productions appear at many leading industry film events worldwide each year. Peter has helped launch the professional careers of many well-known actors, actresses and performers and continues to provide screen-acting classes across the UK each month.

“I met Peter last year at Cannes International Film Festival 2019 France, where we were together as part of the jury for first ever Mobile Film Festival at Cannes. We were also part of the award function, where we were honored with the life time achievement award for contribution to Media,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT University.

It is Peter’s recent work to develop smartphone movie making applications that positions him as an technology innovator and entrepreneur who is facilitating new ways in his industry.

“Once recorded it becomes history. I believe that film making should be part of our life and that is why I am promoting easy way of making films. I am happy that Dr. Marwah also believes in the same theory and he is also in film education,” said Peter Ferris. Later the session was followed by question answers.



FFI Congratulated Sandeep Marwah on His New Appointment in Ministry

June 22, 2020

Sandeep Marwah Paid His Gratitude to Film Federation of India


Mumbai: The President and members of FFI- Film Federation of India, the Apex body of Film business in India, congratulated Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Chancellor AAFT University of Media And Arts on his new appointment as the Chairperson of Media And Entertainment Service Sectional Committee of Bureau of Indian Standard, Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food And Public Distribution, Government of India by official government order.

“Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS) is the National Standard Body of India. BIS is responsible for the harmonious development of the activities of standardization, marking and quality certification of goods and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto.,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah to the house, who is also the executive member of FFI.

The committee has requested the President of FFI Firdausul Hassan to be part of this new setup in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs. The Secretary General Supran Sen made a special note of the same. Dr. Marwah extended his gratitude to all the members of FFI present in the web meeting.

World Telecommunication Day Celebrated at AAFT

May 18, 2020

         World Telecommunication Day Celebrated at ICMEI

The purpose of World Telecommunication and Information Society Day (WTISD) is to help raise awareness of the possibilities that the use of the Internet and other information and communication technologies (ICT) can bring to societies and economies, as well as of ways to bridge the digital divide.

“Covid 19 has expedited the large and the massive usage of internet within a few days. In this lockdown the Internet is the biggest blessing. We at AAFT also have brought the education on line. All the twelve colleges, 60 class rooms are involved with 180 classes every day, thanks to internet,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of AAFT and Patron to IFUNA- Indian Federation of United Nations Associations while talking to the people at Webinar on World Telecommunication Day.

“We have conducted best of the webinars, seminars, interactions, talks from all over India and abroad from the best of the faculty and personalities for the students of AAFT only through internet, now you just cannot ignore Internet,” added Dr. Marwah.

“Information technology can be a beacon of hope, allowing billions of people around the world to connect. During the COVID-19 pandemic, these connections are more important than ever,” marked by António GuterresUN Secretary-General.

Karl Bardosh On Film Making at AAFT University Webinar

April 27, 2020

        Karl Bardosh’s Workshop At AAFT University Webinar

Miami: Well-known film maker and educator Prof. Karl Bardosh talked to the students of Cinema at AAFT University during lockdown owing to the Covid 19. Large number of students attended this interesting Webinar.

“My Association with AAFT is long. AAFT has emerged as one of the best film Schools of the World. The process of film making starts from an idea and finishes at the release of the film,” Prof. Karl initiated his 90 minutes lecture covering many aspects of filmmaking.

Prof. Karl Bardosh of New York University has been an award-winning director, producer, writer, editor of features, shorts, television series and documentaries. Throughout these 30 years Prof. Bardosh has been a trendsetting pioneer in many areas of film and television:

Prof. Karl Bardosh also talked about the 13th edition of International Festival of Cellphone Cinema and persuaded students to must participate to reach till Cannes. He also appreciated the short films and mobile films directed by the students of AAFT, which were also awarded at Cannes last year.

Prof. Karl explained his association with Hollywood, Bollywood and Hungarian Cinema. He also informed about his book, ‘The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Digital Video’ which is available at Amazon. Later he answered many questions asked by the young cinema students.

Powerful Jury For 13th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema

April 25, 2020

Jury Members of 13th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema

Mumbai: 13th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema has been announced for all those who love short films and ready to shoot stills and movie on their mobile phones, submission of entries to be closed on 15th May, the date has been extended owing to lock down.

This time, well known actor director Satish Kaushik, film director Raju Parsekar and director of short films Vevek Paul along with Prof. Karl Bardosh and Sandeep Marwah are going to be on the jury to announce and distribute number of gifts received from DETEL.

“It is a very interesting festival and I am looking anxiously for the people especially from film and media students to submit their entries. You never know some time you get a unique idea from these films to actually produce a full length feature film and participant gets his due credit,” said Satish Kaushik appreciating the concept of cellphone cinema.

The entries can be in four categories namely Still Photos taken by mobile, Movies made by mobile and can be in three different categories that is- News Gathering, -Music Video and -Fiction. All these movies should not be more than 3 minutes in duration.

The stills and movies can be uploaded directly to with details as asked for. More information can be gathered from website or telephone 8586978492 informed Sandeep Marwah President of the festival.

13th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema Launched On Line

April 24, 2020

13th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema Launched On Line

New Delhi: The most popular and the first ever mobile festival in the World –International Festival of Cellphone Cinema 2020 launched its 13th edition on line during the lockdown because of the pandemic Covid 19.

“We are pleased to announce the 13th edition of our admired festival International Festival of Cellphone Cinema today. The 15th May is the last date of receiving entries of films made from mobile phone,” said Sandeep Marwah President of the festival.

There are four categories where you can participate. They are 1st submission of still photographs, 2nd News Gathering, 3rd a music video and 4th a fiction. Films should not be more than 3 minutes of duration. These films can be uploaded on or can be sent via Whatsapp to no +918586978492. You can visit the website for further details.

This time well-known film personalities like film actor and director Satish Kaushik, Film Director Raju Parsekar and Director of short films Vivek Paul are going to be the members of jury. The festival is open to any and everyone of any age. Prof. Karl Bardosh of Tisch School of Arts, New York University is the advisor to the festival from New York.

The festival is designed and promoted by International Film And Television Club and supported by Asian Academy of Film And Television as well as International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.



IJC Is Proud of Journalists For Their Role In Pandemic

April 9, 2020

         Journalists During Pandemic Coverage in New Delhi

New Delhi: IJC- International Journalism Centre extends heartiest thanks to all the Journalists in India and all other countries of the World, who all have contributed immensely to the coverage of Covid 19 putting their lives to risk. It shows their sincere efforts and love & dedication towards Journalism- Three Cheers,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IJC

International Journalism Centre was created in the year 2007 when few known journalists from different countries decided to promote positive and constructive journalism in the World under the leadership of media guru Sandeep Marwah at Marwah Studios.

Few aims and objectives were placed on order including to start a community radio station, a community television station, a news paper to give news on art and culture, to enroll journalist associations as its members, to look into the interest   and needs of journalists and good journalism. It also aims to educate & promote young aspirants in the profession of journalism.

Later it was decided to have the most exclusive Festival of Journalism to talk to the World about journalistic activities- and Global Festival of Journalism Noida was established in 2013

“The biggest contribution of International Journalism Centre is to declare 12th February as the International Day of Journalism. Though it started in a very simple way but now the whole world has started celebrating this date as the auspicious International Day of Journalism,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of IJC.

IJC also started supporting media education in AAFT- Asian Academy of Film And Television as well as ASMS- Asian School of Media since its inception, now the biggest school of journalism in India.

IJC backed up the first radio Station of Noida city- Radio Noida 107.4FM and now its been 11 years radio is now a World radio. A television station called MSTV was also launched from Marwah Studios at the same time.

International Journalism Centre is been busy in conducting workshops, seminars discussions and talks on the various current affairs and subjects of national & international interest.



Marwah Studios Is Indeed An International Creative Centre

April 1, 2020

             Sandeep Marwah Founder of Marwah Studios


New Delhi: Twenty Nine years in business, Marwah Studios-an island of excellence, is now an International brand in Media touching its presence in almost 145 countries of the World and associated with not only films, television, print, radio, new media but also linked with education, tourism & hospitality, fashion & design, environment and climate change, skill development and probably all government social initiatives.

“We are here to serve the nation and international media and entertainment industry. Our every effort is towards uplifting humanity. We have always believed that you can bring in love, peace and unity in the world through art and culture,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Marwah Studios.

 Marwah Studios has been the founder of Noida Film City- (The first film city of North India and third in the country), AAFT– Asian Academy of Film And Television (The First private film school and fourth film school of the country), IFTC– International Film And Television Club (a first film association to present more than ten international festivals) and IFTRC– International Film And Television Research Centre(first private film and TV research centre in India).

Many powerful organizations like MFVP– Marwah Films And Video Productions (World Record Holder of largest number of short films), IPBF-International Public Broadcasting Forum consisting of Radio Noida 107.4FM a community radio station and MSTV a community television station of broadcasting, IWFF– International Women’s Film Forum( to look after the needs and requirements of todays women in society and business, And ICFF– International Children’s Film Forum (to look after the needs of and requirements of young children) are the marvelous creations of Marwah Studios.

Marwah Studios has been appreciated, awarded and mentioned by many head of the states, film, TV and Media personalities of the World. It has been the case study in large number of countries and educational institutions. Marwah Studios latest formations ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry(first dedicated chamber of M&EI) and AAFT University of Media And Arts(first film university of the country) have surprised the whole World.

“Happiness is when what you think, what you say, and what you do are in harmony. Where there is love there is life. In a gentle way, you can shake the world. Action expresses priorities. The future depends on what we do in the present. I will not let anyone walk through my mind with their dirty feet. If you don’t ask, you don’t get it,” Dr. Sandeep Marwah seven times World Record Holder read the quotes loudly.


8th Global Festival of Journalism Inaugurated at Marwah Studios

February 15, 2020

8th Global Festival of Journalism Inaugurated at Marwah Studios


Noida: The most exclusive festival, first of its kind in Asia and second in the World saw the grand opening of its 8th edition at Noida Film City hosted by Marwah Studios.

The colorful flags of different nations were quite inviting and speaking about the international presence at the festival. In total 56 countries have been part of this festival where as delegates from all the 28 states and 9 union territories were present in the festival.

“ICMEI- International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry-and International Journalism Centre together with AAFT University have designed this festival to mark respect to the decision of having International Day of Journalism on 12th February which was declared nine years back by our association,” said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and Global Festival of Journalism.

“Media creates perception, time has come when all mediums of media keep in mind the unity and integrity of the nation should not be at stake when they write or speak and show any coverage. Country is definitely bigger than profession,” said Tirath Singh Rawat Member Parliament Lok Sabha and Secretary BJP.

“I appreciate the bye line   given to this festival-Love Peace And Unity Through Art And Culture. Positive journalism can bring new ife to the relations,” said H.E. Dr. Marjan Cencen, Ambassador of Slovenia to India.

“Do your research well before you write a piece for press. Your deep research can bring correct information to the reader. People still believe blindly   what all has been printed or shown on television. You have a great responsibility towards reader and viewer,” said H.E. Radu Octavian Dobre, one time journalist and now Ambassador of Romania to India.

“A media person must aware of his duties and responsibilities. More than that he should also be attentive towards media laws. His coverage can provoke and can depress the masses. A balanced and researched news or article for any medium is always useful,” said H.E. Mr. Michael Aaron N. N. Oquaye, lawyer and High Commissioner Republic of Ghana to India.

“What a unique festival, never ever heard like this in any other country. Journalist should remember that mediums are for three major reasons Information, Education and Entertainment as per Press council of India. Always keep a balance between the three,” said K L Ganju, Honorary Consul General & Advisor to the Foreign Minister, Consulate of Union of Comoros

“Tremendous changes can be brought with the help of media. Positive journalism can bring prosperity in every field be it a government or private sector,” said HE Carlos Polo, Ambassador of Peru to India

H.E. Muhamed Cengic, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina to India., Ashok Tandon Senior Journalist & Member Prasar Bharti, Mophethe Sekamane Counsellor High Commission of Kingdom of Lesotho, Narayanan Madhavan renowned Journalist & Writer, Komal Nahta, Film Critic & Journalist from Mumbai also expressed their views in detail.

A poster was launched to mark respect to 12th February as International Day of Journalism. Earlier the dignitaries inaugurated an exhibition of photographs. Later Dr. Sandeep Marwah presented all the Luminaries with life membership of International Journalism Centre and memento of the festival as souvenir. Albeena Abbas Director Department of Journalism conducted the program.