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Global Recognition for AAFT Festival as it Marks 115th Edition with Spectacular Event

May 29, 2023
115th Edition of AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films at Marwah Studios

Noida witnessed a grand celebration as the 115th edition of the AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films was launched with great fanfare. Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the driving force behind the festival, proudly shared its accomplishments.

The festival was recently honored by the World Book of Records London, which recognized it as a world record holder for being the only festival to reach its 115th edition. It is also the only festival that takes place four times a year and has provided a golden opportunity to 3,000 directors and 12,000 film technicians to showcase their debut films.

The esteemed chief guest of the event was Satish Rai, a renowned filmmaker from Australia. He recounted his journey in the film industry, which began at Marwah Studios twenty-two years ago when he visited Sandeep Marwah at Noida Film City. Dr. Sandeep Marwah had the honor of releasing Satish Rai’s fifth book, “Romance with Cinema,” during the festival. A passage from the book was read, highlighting his memorable interaction with Dr. Marwah.

The festival featured an array of exceptional films that captivated the large audience from India and abroad. Some notable films showcased were “Film After Accident” directed by Ajaj Ahmed, “Loop” directed by Suraj BK, “The Celebration” by Deepali, “Kahanibaaz” by Bhagmal, “Talk Show” by Tisha Arora, and the music video “Karmacoma” directed by Deepali.

Several esteemed personalities graced the event with their presence, including Zena Chung, a social worker from South Korea, Vinay Reddy Sarikonda, Vice Chancellor of the European Digital University in the UAE, Surabhi Pandey, a writer and actor, Saarthak Chaudhary, a model and actor, Divya Goel, a para-athlete and lecturer, Aslam Khan, an event designer from Mumbai, and Dr. Ajay Kumar, the Director of AAFT Quality Control.

Indo Italian Film and Cultural Forum Expanding Its Wings

May 17, 2023
Indo Italian Film and Cultural Forum Expanding Its Wings

Naples: Renowned Filmmaker and President of AAFT School of Hospitality and Tourism Sandeep Marwah, Explores Italy’s Ideology and Tourism Policies

Sorrento, Italy – May 17, 2023 :Sandeep Marwah, a distinguished personality in the world of art and culture, recently embarked on a journey to southern Italy to delve into the ideology and tourism policies of the Italians. During his visit to Naples, Sorrento, and Positano, Marwah had the opportunity to gain first-hand insights into the rich cultural heritage and vibrant tourism industry of Italy.

Addressing the press at the prestigious Hotel Hilton Sorrento Palace, Marwah highlighted the significance of bilateral relations between India and Italy through the medium of art and culture. As the Chair for the Indo Italian Film and Cultural Forum, he emphasized the importance of fostering collaboration and cultural exchanges between the two nations.

Furthermore, Marwah shared the exciting news of Indo Italy’s participation in the upcoming editions of the Global Film Festival, Global Festival of Journalism, Global Literary Festival, and Global Fashion Week. These four major events, which bring together artists, journalists, writers, and fashion enthusiasts from around the world, provide an ideal platform for cultural exchange and mutual learning.

In his closing remarks, Marwah extended a warm invitation to members of the art and culture fraternity to visit India and become guests of honor at the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry. Recognizing the power of cross-cultural interactions, he emphasized the potential for strengthening ties and fostering creativity through such collaborations.

Sandeep Marwah’s visit to Italy exemplifies his commitment to promoting global understanding, cultural diversity, and creative dialogue. His efforts to bridge the gap between India and Italy through the lens of art and culture are commendable, and his initiatives are expected to create lasting impressions and foster enduring partnerships between the two nations.

Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum Celebrated Romanian Day

May 10, 2023
Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum Celebrated Romania Day

New Delhi: “I on behalf of International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and the complete fraternity of Art and Culture of India take this opportunity to congratulate H.E. Daniels Mariana Sezonov Ţane Ambassador of Romania to India and     the People of the Country of Romania on Romanian Day which falls on 9th May,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI and Chair for Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum.

May 9th was a special day for Romanians, as it marked the proclamation of independence of the Romanian state back in 1877, the UN Coalition’s Victory Day in WWII and Europe Day.

Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum in association with Embassy of Romania  has been conducting large number of events related to art and culture to promote relations between the people of India and Romania. A colourful fashion week projected dresses from Romania designed by Indian Designer recently and soon a Romanian food festival will be planned at Noida Film City.

Appreciation for 7th Global Fashion Week From Day One

May 7, 2023
Third Show First Day Inaugurated by Panama Ambassador at Marwah Studios

The 7th Global Fashion Week at Marwah Studios in Noida kicked off with a spectacular range of garments designed by young and talented designers of AAFT School of Fashion and Design. In the third session of the event’s first day, the audience witnessed a fantastic display of creativity and design inspired by the cultural diversity of countries such as Cambodia, Bulgaria, Guyana, Armenia, Panama, Brazil, Cuba, Afghanistan, and Cyprus.

Amol Singh, Sunita Kushwaha, Komal Kumari, Pavannish Singh, Kashish Arora, VarshaGupta, Ayush Gupta, Aleena Israil, Gagandeep, Gudia Kashyap, HimaniNegi, and Priti Chandan were the designers from AAFT School of Fashion and Design who showcased their exceptional skills and expertise in front of the international audience.

The event was graced by the presence of H.E. Yasiel A. Burillo R Ambassador of Panama, who was the chief guest of the occasion. Tina, CEO True Fashion, Designer Anushka, and Designer Rahul were also present as guests of honor. Anabella Chavez Presstan, the third secretary of the Embassy of Panama, along with Anuj Lalwani, Shilpi Bahadur, Mania Kaur, Pankaj Choudhary, Means Malhotra, Ranju Rai, Ayati, and many others appreciated the show and applauded the designers’ efforts.

Sandeep Marwah, the founder of Marwah Studios, emphasized the significance of fashion as a means of artistic expression and a reflection of cultural trends. He praised the young designers of AAFT School of Fashion and Design for their creativity and the beautiful range of garments they presented. Marwah highlighted the importance of fashion shows as a platform for showcasing the talent of emerging designers and for promoting cultural exchange.

The first day of the event was a massive success, and the audience is looking forward to more such innovative and creative presentations in the coming days. The show was conducted by Ritu Lal Director AAFT School of Fashion & Design, Dr Akriti Singh anchored the show and Dr. Manoj Agarwal Executive Director supervised the arrangements.

Global Fashion Week Noida 2023 Full of Enthusiasm at Marwah Studios

May 7, 2023
Second Session of 7th Global Fashion Week Inaugurated with Pomp and Show

Noida’s Marwah Studios was buzzing with excitement as the Global Fashion Week Noida 2023 kicked off in style created by AAFT School of Fashion & Design. The first day of the event saw an array of designers influenced from different countries showcasing their creativity and flair on the runway. Azerbaijan, Ghana, Gambia, Bahamas, Paraguay, Cyprus, and Hungary all participated in the event, presenting their unique takes on fashion.

The event was made possible thanks to the support of the Indo-Hungary Film and Cultural Forum, Indo Azerbaijan, Indo-Cyprus, Indo-Paraguay, Indo-Bahamas, Indo-Gambia, and Indo-Ghana Film and Cultural Forums of ICMEI- International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry. Sandeep Marwah, the founder of Marwah Studios & President of ICMEI emphasized how art and culture play an essential role in strengthening international relations.

Each designer brought their unique style to the event. Tanisha Gupta and Fiza Noor showcased a range of garments inspired by Azerbaijan, while Anshika Srivastava presented designs influenced by Ghanaian culture. Yashi Singhal drew inspiration from the Gambia, while Nisha Kumari touched on the fashion sensibilities of the Bahamas. Priyal brought a Paraguayan flair to her designs, and Swati Sinha showcased a range influenced by Cyprus. Aashi and Gunjan Mishra presented a collection that paid tribute to the vibrant culture of Hungary.

The Global Fashion Week Noida 2023 promises to be an exciting and vibrant event, showcasing the creativity and diversity of the fashion industry. As the event continues, we look forward to seeing more innovative designs and stunning presentations from designers around the world.

The session was inaugurated by H.E. Ashraf Shikhaliyev Ambassador of Azerbaijan to India, Dr. Mariann Erdo Cultural Counsellor of Embassy of Hungary., A coffee table book was also released designed by Riya Jain. Ritu Lal Director of the festival extended vote of thanks to everyone.

Independence Day of Togo Celebrated at ICMEI

May 1, 2023
Independence Day of Togo Celebrated at ICMEI Marwah Studios Noida

Noida: The International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI) celebrated the Independence Day of Togo on April 27th, extending their warmest congratulations to the people of Togo.

As Togo commemorated the anniversary of their independence, ICMEI recognized the immense contributions of the Togolese people to the global community. Togo has a rich cultural heritage, and its people have made significant strides in the fields of art, music, and film.

Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios, spoke on behalf of ICMEI, praising the resilience and spirit of the Togolese people in their pursuit of freedom, democracy, and human rights. Marwah expressed his commitment to strengthening the cultural ties between Togo and India, highlighting the importance of mutual cooperation and understanding between nations.

ICMEI recognizes the significance of cultural exchange in promoting peace and understanding between nations, and stands ready to support the development of Togo’s creative industry. Once again, ICMEI congratulates the people of Togo on their Independence Day and wishes them continued success in their journey towards prosperity and growth.

ICMEI Celebrated  Freedom Day of South Africa

May 1, 2023
ICMEI Celebrated Freedom Day of South Africa

The International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI) proudly joins the global community in celebrating Freedom Day of South Africa on April 27th. On behalf of the media and entertainment industry and the entire fraternity of art and culture, we extend our heartiest congratulations to the people of South Africa.

Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios, took the occasion to express his deep admiration for the remarkable achievements of South Africa since gaining its hard-won freedom from apartheid. He praised the unwavering spirit of South Africans in their pursuit of democracy, justice, and equality, which serves as an inspiration to people across the world.

South Africa is a land of diverse cultures, languages, and traditions, and the nation’s creative industry plays a vital role in showcasing this rich heritage to the world. ICMEI recognizes the importance of cultural exchange and collaboration between nations, and we stand ready to work with South Africa to further strengthen the bonds between our peoples.

Once again, we congratulate the people of South Africa on this momentous day, and we wish them continued success and prosperity in their journey towards a brighter and more equitable future. The event was supported by Indo South Africa Film and Cultural Forum.

ICMEI Celebrated Independence Day of Sierra Leone at Marwah Studios

May 1, 2023
Independence Day of Sierra Leone Celebrated at Marwah Studios

Noida: ICMEI, the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry, extends its warmest congratulations to the people of Sierra Leone on the occasion of their Independence Day on April 27th. The President of Marwah Studios, Sandeep Marwah, spoke on behalf of the entire fraternity of art and culture in India to express their well wishes.

Sierra Leone, a country rich in culture and history, has come a long way since gaining its independence in 1961. Today, the nation is a beacon of hope and progress for many in the region, with a rapidly developing economy and a thriving arts and entertainment scene.

ICMEI and the Indian entertainment industry recognize the importance of cultural exchange and collaboration between nations, and stand ready to work with Sierra Leone to further strengthen the ties between our peoples.

Once again, we extend our heartfelt congratulations to the people of Sierra Leone on this special day. Indo Sierra Leone Film and Cultural Forum Supported the event.

Group Show by Rangayan Inaugurated by Sandeep Marwah

April 30, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Inaugurated Group Show by Rangayanat Habitat Centre

A group show of paintings and sculptures by the members of Rangayan was recently inaugurated at the Visual Art Gallery, India Habitat Centre, by renowned film and TV media personality, Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts.

The exhibition featured a diverse range of artworks by participating artists, including Avijit Biswas, Bharti Arya, Dr Bijoy Kumar Dutta, Bishwaranjan Bhunia, Him Chatterjee, Jyoti Prasad Mallick, Kanika Mukerjee, Manoj Sarkar, Partha Sarathi Bhattacharjee, Perdeep Kumar Chauhan, Sonali Maitra Paul, Sumit Sen, Tapas Basu, and Tirthankar Biswas.

The event was a grand success, with many visitors attending and showing their appreciation for the artworks on display. The exhibition provided a platform for both emerging and established artists to showcase their talent, and featured a wide range of styles and techniques, from traditional to contemporary. The Rangayan group hopes to continue promoting and exhibiting the work of talented Indian artists in the future, and to inspire new generations to appreciate and create art.

During the event, Sandeep Marwah highlighted the beauty and richness of Indian art, which has been an important part of the country’s cultural heritage for centuries. He also emphasized the need to support and promote the arts in India, to ensure that they continue to flourish and inspire future generations.

Chairman of AIFACS, Biman B. Das, also spoke about the importance of promoting and supporting the arts in India, and the need to provide more opportunities for artists to showcase their work. The exhibition was a great success, showcasing the talent and creativity of some of the most talented artists in India, and providing a platform for them to share their work with a wider audience. Tirthankar Biswas paid vote of thanks.

Biju Patnaik Awards For Peace Presented by Aks

April 30, 2023
Biju Patnaik Awards for Peace by Aks Society at New Delhi

New Delhi, 28-04-2023: On the 26th death anniversary of great Indian Leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, Aks Society Delhi organized Bhumi Putra Honourable Biju Patnaik International Peace Awards 2023 at Kaveri Kala Sangam, New Delhi. Aks Society is a Delhi based non-Profit Organization headed by the renowned Classical Odissi exponent, Actress, Choreographer, Social Worker Dr. Chandana Raul.

The prestigious award was conferred upon 10 highly successful personalities from different fields with national and international repute who have made extraordinary achievements in their respective arenas : Major-General P. K. Saigal veteran from forces, Dr Chitra Mudgal writer,  Ranjan Kumar Das IAS, H. E. Mossi Nyamale Rosette Ambassador of DR Congo to India, Dr Darmayasa, President of the International Divine Love Society, Malta, Inderjeet Sharma Director, International Hindi Association USA,  Pandit Tilak Raj Sharma Memorial Trust USA,  Namrata Chadha, Eminent Women Rights Activist, B. L. Gaur, Eminent Author, Anand Prakash Singh,  Announcer and Writer from Mumbai,  and Dr Gaurav Gupta Founder President of Global Trade and Technology Council of India.

A galaxy of renowned dignitaries of national as well as worldwide recognition were present during the event including Shri Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studios, Dr. Ashish Kandhaway (Director, Swami Vivekanand Cultural Center, Myanmar, Shri Rajesh Mahapatra, Editor, PTI, New Delhi, Prof (Dr) Diwakar Sukul, Founder/Director, The Kamkus Clinic, London, Dr Satnam Deuchakar, CEO Deuchakar trust global Executives Director business development Royal Family UAE, Zena Chung, Founder and Director of Korea-India Business and Culture Forum and Prof Haritma Chopra, Principal, Maitreyi College, University of Delhi.

The event started with the singing of the National Anthem followed by an Odissi dance, which was a tribute by Dr Chandana Raul to Shri Biju Patnaik. Following this, there was the presentation of an Armenian dance by Anna Norik Hosepyan, Armenia, a Bharatnatyam dance showcased by Nritya kalp Dance Academy, New Delhi and a Contemporary dance put forth by students of the Dancing Life Academy, New Delhi.

The audience were awestruck by the global representation of the various dance forms, thoroughly enjoying the vibrancy and exuberant performances put forth by all the dancers.

The learned dignitaries and delegates expressed their heart-felt respect and gratitude to the great leader “Bhumi Putra Sh. Biju Patnaik”, by expressing their thoughts on the visionary ideas that he had with regards to the modern state and how his contributions managed to reach out to people internationally, thereby connecting the world globally.

The event came to a close by the vote of thanks which was offered by Dr. Chandana Raul, Chairperson of Aks Society, New Delhi. She narrated her struggles from a small, infamous district, Koraput, Odisha and how she dedicated her life to the art of Odissi dance to date. She says, such award ceremonies are a token of gratitude to those individuals who are evermore involved in the process of contributing to the betterment of society as a whole. Sandeep Marwah also spoke on art and culture.