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ICMEI hosts webinar on Indo Romanian relations

August 3, 2020

  ICMEI Webinar on Indo Romanian Relations by H.E. Radu Dobre

A powerful webinar on Indo Romanian relations was hosted by ICMEI in association with the Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum. H E Radu Octavian Dobre, Ambassador, Embassy of Romania in India was the honourable speaker who expressed his views on the subject. H E Dobre also spoke on the situation of the Corona 19 pandemic in his country and the developmental policies taken up by the Romanian Government during this testing time.

Mr. Dobre stated that the indo Romanian relations were established in the year 1948 which were upgraded to embassy level in 1955 with the opening of the Romanian embassy in India. Indian embassy came up in Bucharest in 1957. Romania imports electric machines, devices and equipment, common metals, chemicals and allied industrial products and many other commodities from India and exports common metals, sound and image displayers and recorders, chemicals and connected industrial products and many other commodities to India. Mr. Dobre also put forth the economical figures and the bilateral relations enjoyed by both the countries. He said that his country was also fighting against terrorism.

He said that both the countries were also very much close to each other culturally and over a thousand Indians are presently residing in India. During the interactive session Mr. Dobre spoke about the tourism of Romania which has already started with the hotels and beaches opening up in his country. A number of Indian films have also been shot in Romania and the people are huge fans of Indian film stars since the time of Raj Kapoor. He also expressed his views on the higher education in Romania. He stated that corona has been very much controlled in his country with less than 50,000 people getting affected with around 2000 deaths.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI also the Chairperson of Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum thanked the Ambassador for accepting his invitation to attend the webinar while Mr. Ashok Tyagi, Secretary General ICMEI paid the formal vote of thanks.

Film And TV Industry Is Open For Trained And Dedicated Artists

August 3, 2020

  ICMEI Webinar Role of Casting Directors in Films And Television

New Delhi: An interesting and timely webinar was organized by International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry by inviting the casting directors from Mumbai to project the correct position of the film and TV industry.

“The media and entertainment industry has grown with time. The number of film productions in Hindi as well as in regional languages has increased a lot. Accordingly the requirements of artist and technicians have gone much higher. The industry is catering to more than ten million workers in different segments and departments,” informed Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor AAFT University initiating the webinar. Dr. Marwah said that you are not supposed to get glamourized in this industry but create waves to generate glamour for others, is the correct rule.

“There is a huge demand of educated and trained people in the industry who have right aptitude towards this industry where every product is very expensive. No body will give you chance again and again if your attitude is not good. Your behavior matters in this industry,” said Abhimanyu Ray senior casting director known for his films like Rang De Basanti, Chak De, Rocket Singh, Teen Pati, Kabul Express etc.

“There is lots of competition and It is survival of the fittest. You have to be on your toes. Auditions are the best way to get into the industry as far as acting is concerned. The new comers should not avoid small roles or small assignments,” said Priyata Dixit who has started her carrier with Ad Guru Prahalad Kakar and has been as casting Director with Sujoy Ghosh, Tigmanshu Dhulia, Goldie Behl.

“Television commercial are a very big segments for those who want to be on screen. It gives you instant presence and survival in Mumbai. You should never afraid from presenting yourself as the best actor as you can be suitable for any good role at a given time,” added Anamika Singh casting director and promoter of Veda Talents.

“One audition means hundreds of people at the same time. It gives us an opportunity to find the correct and appropriate artist for a given role and also to create our own artist bank, therefore one should keep on attending auditions without hesitation,” said Taran Bajaj casting director for Anurah Kashyap’s Bamfaad directed by Ranjan Chandel, Salman Khan’s Kagaz directed by Satish Kaushik, Jar Picture’s Halahal directed by Randeep Jha.

“Well there is a new heavy demand of young talented artists now for coming web series. There is a big scope for those who are ready for hard work. Events also keep these actors busy in Mumbai which is now a big business ,” said Rythem Dutta Event Designer and founder of Dearc Entertainment.

The session was very interactive and all the guests answered many questions asked by the young acting students of AAFT University. Ashok Tyagi General Secretary ICMEI paid vote of thanks.

Sandeep Marwah Honored With Global Cultural Minister Award

August 2, 2020

  Sandeep Marwah Awarded With Global Cultural Minister Award

 

London: A well-known media, entertainment & event management company of London, UK announced Trident Awards on the Global Friendship day to honor some of the prominent international personalities for their contribution to their respective fields. Dr. Sandeep Marwah was the first one to be honored as Global Cultural Minister.

“We are overwhelmed at Trident to present Global Cultural Minister Award to Dr. Sandeep Marwah who has contributed immense in the field of films, television, art, culture, fashion and media. He is known to the World for his philanthropic activities and now with seven World Records to his credit. His presence has raised the level of awards,” said Shiv Kakran the founder and promoter of Trident Awards.

“This special award not only confirms your high level of success but also serves as a lasting tribute to the limitless efforts, dedication, perseverance and all the great accomplishment,” a citation was read by Naveen the director of Trident.

Trident has planned these awards on web and invited many celebrities along with awardees from different parts of the World. Cllr Nitin Parekh Mayor of Harrow, Navin Shah British Labour Politician, H.E. Hector C. Jacome Ambassador of Ecador, Bappi Lahiri renowned music director, Liza Verma former Femina Miss India, Inderajit Ghosh Ambassador of AHRI for SAARC Region and Gaurav Gupta President Lion Club were also present there.

National Parents Day Celebrated at AAFT University

July 26, 2020

  Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor Spoke on Parents Day at AAFT

New Delhi: National Parents’ Day honors all parents on the fourth Sunday in July. No matter where our parents may be, this day serves to celebrate their important role in our lives.

“Parents play a vital role in the lives of children. From our birth, parents protect, teach, provide, and serve as role models. As part of a family, we look to them for guidance. We mirror their behavior and learn to be a core part of our communities,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of AAFT University of Media And Arts.

Throughout our lives, our parents lead us to be independent thinking individuals. As many of us know, those efforts can be challenging. The world is changing as quickly as they grow. Often the sleepless nights and worry seem endless. On this particular Sunday, we honor all parents who do everything to raise and protect their children.

“If it wasn’t for our parents, none of us would be where we are today. Although we may not always see eye-to-eye, the love and wisdom they instill upon us is something that can never be forgotten. The importance of parents can be seen in the way they support our lives. Parents are the only ones who show unconditional love. Parents play the biggest role in our development. Whether it’s in our mental, physical, social, financial, or career development, parents help us in every step of our life,” added Dr. Marwah

When we’re young, parents prepare us for the future. They work hard to prepare us for future challenges. When we make mistakes, they’re our teachers. Parents live for us. They’re happy when we are happy. To help us appreciate, love and show more respect for our parents We never know the love of a parent till we become parents ourselves. First your parents, they give you your life, but then they try to give you their life expressed Marwah talking to students on web.

National Day of Egypt Celebrated at ICMEI

July 25, 2020

     National Day of Arab Republic of Egypt Celebrated at ICMEI

 

New Delhi: “I on behalf of ICMEI and media and entertainment industry of India extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Dr. Heba Salah Eldin Elmarassi  Ambassador of Egypt to India and people of Egypt on the occasion of National Day which falls on 23rd July. May India and Egypt remain best of friends for ever,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And entertainment Industry in a webinar celebrating National Day of Arab Republic of Egypt.

The  National Day of Egypt is celebrated on July, 23, which coincides with the annual celebration of the Egyptian Revolution of 1952 when the modern republic of Egypt was declared, ending the period of the Kingdom of Egypt.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah one of the first Indians to be honoured in Cairo International Film Festival in 2010. He is also chairing Indo Egypt Film And Cultural Forum created many years back in association with the Embassy of Egypt in New Delhi, to develop and promote relations between two countries through art and culture.

Large numbers of programs have been organized now and then under cultural exchange including scholarship to the student from Egypt to study cinema at Asian Academy of Film And Television.

 

27 Years of AAFT Celebrated in Pandemic on 22nd July

July 22, 2020

27th Anniversary of AAFT Education Group Based Noida &  Raipur

 

 

New Delhi: “We have not lost the spirits and enthusiasm because of the pandemic Corona Virus. The eagerness and anxiousness have grown in all these four months of lockdowns and social distancing as to what new we can present from AAFT to the world of education. We have upgraded our self in these few days of pain and now ready to face the new challenge and any other unforeseen circumstances,” said Prof. Dr. Sandeep Marwah Founder Director and Chancellor of AAFT University addressing the group of journalists at New Delhi.

 

“Our journey from a boutique institute to a full-fledged university is   a case study in the media and entertainment industry and education industry all over the World. Seven world records, enormous international and national awards, incomparable accolades speak the positioning of AAFT on the world map,” added Dr. Marwah emotionally.

 

“Blessings and appreciations of Presidents, Prime Ministers, Governors, Ministers and top-notch artists and professionals from all strata of life from various countries have given us enough strength to survive from all sort of good and bad jumps of these 27 years of our existence,” expressed Dr. Marwah.

 

“AAFT is committed to best of the education in every field possible in time to come. A family of 20,000 people directly associated with the group is our strength, power and muscle. India is proud to have an institution of that standard which can attract students from 145 countries of the World,” said Dr. Marwah with great hope and confidence.

 

“I am indebted to each and every one who has supported me, helped me, blessed me, I have no word to thank enough to our associates, our partners in progress, our management, our faculty and my dearest students who all have believed in us and gave us the opportunity to serve them and in return serve the nation. Let us celebrate this time digitally and be ready for the new batches to be started next month,” said Marwah very humbly.

 

“AAFT will emerged soon as one of the finest institutions of this century. No efforts putting in in the right direction with clear intention can go waist. I love you all for being part of my family,” said Marwah with passion in eyes.

National Day of Belgium Celebrated at ICMEI

July 22, 2020

    National Day of Celebrated by Indo Belgium Cultural Forum

 

New Delhi: “I on behalf of ICMEI and Indian Media And Entertainment Industry extend my heartiest congratulations to H.E. Francois Delhaye Ambassador of Belgium to India and the people of Belgium on the National Day of Kingdom of Belgium which falls on 21st July,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry.

“We have extra ordinary relations with the Kingdom of Belgium and we wish to promote to a new level through trade, business, art and culture,” Marwah added also chair for Indo Belgium Film And Cultural Forum.

Dr. Marwah recollected from memory of his first visit to Belgium in 1980 when he sailed English Channel and reach at Belgium port at Oostende from Dover UK from where he took the train to Brussels the capital of Belgium.

The second visit was in 1983 to Brussels again and then next when he was invited as the international jury and honored with award at 26th Mons International Film Festival in 2010.

Jos De Clercq of Trade and Investments (Flanders) and First Secretary Embassy of Belgium in India came and revived the relations in 2013. Then it was the visit of H.E. Pierre Vaesen Ambassador of Belgium to India on the inauguration of 10th Batch of Asian School of Media Studios at Marwah Studios.

Later Antoine Delcourt Counsellor Economic Affairs, Christophe Van Overstraeten First Secretary Trade & Investment, Jos De Clercq First Secretary Trade & Investment Flanders and Abel Garamhegyi Vice President of Barco Electronic Systems were also visited and honoured with the life membership of International Film And Television Club at AAFT.

It was the visit of H.E. Jan Luylk Ambassador of Belgium to India who encouraged us a lot in 2015 when Indo Belgium Film And Cultural Forum was announced in ICMEI.  It was nice to receive the super Model Anna Kapiteijn of Belgium during our first Global Fashion Week in Noida in 2016.

Dr. Deepak Narwal European Economic Senate was at Marwah Studios to Celebrate National Day of Belgium on 21st July 2018. An acrobatic Dance Art Fusion called Sacred Place by Belgium artists Ben de Keyser, Bran De Beul, Grete Moortgat, Yesse De Veyser and Naemic Schellens at Marwah Studios during Delhi Art Festival 2019 was remarkable.

Teej Festival Brought Enthusiasm to the Members of Rajasthani Academy

July 21, 2020

     Teej Festival Celebrated With Great Pomp And Show On Web

New Delhi: A colorful event on the web with traditional dresses brought lots of enthusiasm in the life of members of Rajasthan Academy, who all are right now stuck up at home because of the Corona Virus Pandemic. The members paid their tribute to late R.N. Lakhotia who founded this organization around thirty years back.

“Teej festival we have been celebrating for years, this time we have asked members to come with traditional dresses on web. The idea is to bring joy and cheers in life even though we all are staying indoors.” said Gaurav Gupta, President of Rajasthani Academy.

Celebrating Teej is a symbol of a woman’s love and sacrifice. Let’s celebrate the festival with happiness and joys. May the festival of Teej fill your life with ecstasy, ensure the well being of your spouse and children, and purify your body and soul. A very Happy Teej to all,” said Dr Sandeep Marwah, Chancellor AAFT University who also narrated two wonderful poetries to the full house initiating the program.

“I may be the eldest most here let me bless you all on this auspicious day of Teej. With the grace of God we all will be together next year celebrating Teej with great pomp and show,” said K. L. Ganju Consul General of Comoros in India joined web with his wife in the capacity of Chief Guest.

“I am pleased to be here with you in this colorful event. I extend my best wishes on this beautiful day,” said Prof. Dr. Mohamed Shoukr Nada Cultural & Educational Counsellor. Embassy of Egypt.

The event was attended by S k Gupta chairman EVP, Seema Ghumber Zee TV- Delhi Darling star and many other esteemed guests including diplomats and members from various association who all presented melodious songs, heart touching poems, shayaris and  colorful dances.

The three hours long program was beautifully organized anchored by Suman Maheshwari, Secretary of Rajasthani Academy keeping the festive spirit intact. Sandeep Goel paid vote of thanks and congratulated for the grand success.

6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 Announced

July 20, 2020

 

Asian Academy of Arts- 6th Global Literary Festival Noida 2020

New Delhi: One of the most important event of Marwah Studios and North India Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 is now going to present all its events on Web. The festival has announced 17th to 19th September as its dates of celebration.

“We are pleased to announce the dates of our forth coming Global Literary Festival Noida 2020 on 17th to 19th September. Owning to presence of the pandemic Covid 19 the festival will be available to literature lovers on web and other social medias,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of Global Literary Festival and Marwah Studios.

Like every year AAFT University of Media And Arts will host the festival and Asian Academy of Arts will present the show. Many national and foreign organizations have already started showing interest in the festival.

“This time we are going to be on net like many other international festival all over the World. I am sure the reach will be much bigger than even last year. Till today the venue used to be the famous Marwah Studios which obliviously we will be missing this time,” said Dr. Sushil Bharti Festival Director.

AAFT University Paid Gratitude to The Makers of Film Zanjeer

July 19, 2020

     IFTRC Research on Feature Film Zanjeer at AAFT University

 

 

New Delhi: The pioneer film university of the country AAFT University of Media and Arts in association with International Film And Television Research Centre conducted a webinar to pay gratitude to the makers of feature film ZANJEER, one of the most successful films of Indian film industry.

 

Studying film through its makers is always a rare commodity in a film school. The pain of producing and directing the film can only be seen in the eyes of producer and director.  Hit and flop films should always be the part of the syllabus of young film aspirants,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah Chancellor of the University initiating the powerful webinar in AAFT School of Cinema.

 

Zanjeer in real was the turning point of the career of now so called the Masiah of Indian Film Industry- Amitabh Bachchan. The film was produced and directed by then the most popular commercial film maker Prakash Mehra who went out of way to cast Amitabh Bachchan even after two mediocre hits and 11 flop films. Film Zanjeer is evaluated as “The Birth of A Super Star”.

 

Well-known writer, critic and eminent scholar of Asian Cinema Aruna Vasudev expressed that the film is made to see again and again. The gripping story is the key to success.

 

Special invitee on the occasion Rakesh Kumar a well-known film director known for his films like Khoon Pasina, Mr. Natarwarlal, Do Aur Do Panch and Yarana with Amitabh Bachchan and Suryavanshi with Salman Khan narrated and unfold many stories of making of Zanjeer. “Amitabh Bachchan is one of the finest actors cinema has seen,” said Rakesh.

 

The guest of honor and first assistant that time known director Sushil Malik popular for his films Imaandar with Sanjay Dutt and Jaan Ki Kasam with Sumit Sehgal and Rohan Kapoor also recounted stories on creation of Zanjeer. “It is life time certificate to work with legend Amitabh Bachchan,” Malik added.

 

Film Director Ashok Tyagi now Secretary General of International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry introduced and paid vote of thanks to the speakers of the day.