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Film Basotho Culture from  Lesotho begged Award of Distinction at GFJN

March 27, 2023
Documentary from Lesotho Honoured with An Award of Distinction at GFJN

Noida: “India and Lesotho have a growing relationship that extends beyond just diplomatic ties. Our cultural exchanges have paved the way for mutual learning and understanding, with both nations showcasing their art and cultural traditions. Through various programs and events, they have explored the similarities and differences in their cultures, strengthening their bond,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City and President Global Festival of Journalism 2023.

“This collaboration has provided an opportunity for people from both nations to experience different art forms, understand each other’s values, and develop a deeper appreciation for their cultural heritage. The Indo-Lesotho cultural relationship has further enhanced mutual respect, understanding, and a shared vision for a better future. As cultural ambassadors of their respective nations, artists, and cultural enthusiasts play a vital role in bridging the gap and nurturing the relationship between the two countries,”  expressed Thabang Linus Kholumo, Charge d’ Affairs, High Commission of The Kingdom of Lesotho while lighting the ceremonial lamp to inaugurate the screening of Lesotho documentary.

This documentary is about Basotho , their culture and meaning behind their cultural activities. The film is from Moshoeshoe, the founder of Basotho Nation. It is directed by Lehlohonolo Mayeza.

Present on the occasion AAFT alumna and Miss Deaf Universe Vidisha Baliyan thanked AAFT for providing so much of facilities to students including giant festivals like Global Festival of Journalism. “I have learned from these kind of events, I owe my success to AAFT,” said Vidisha humbly.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah announced an Award of Distinction to Documentary from Lesotho-“Basotho Culture” and presented the award to Thabang Linus Kholumo along with festival memento.

The program was conducted by Mehak Zaidi, Asst. Prof., AAFT School of Mass Communication & Journalism. Vote of thanks was presented by Dr. Ajay Kumar, Festival Director. The event was supported by Asian Unity Alliance, World Peace Development and Research Foundation,  AAFT University, and Indo Lesotho Film and Cultural Forum.

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.

Kazakhstan Documentary Honoured with Award of Distinction at 11th GFJN

March 27, 2023
A Documentary From Kazakhstan won Award of Distinction at GFJN 2023

Noida: The Global Festival  of Journalism Noida is a cultural event, designed by International Journalism Centre, that also showcases films, music, and art from around the world. As part of the festival, the International Documentary section features a diverse selection of documentary films from various countries, covering a wide range of topics such as social issues, environmental concerns, and human interest stories. These thought-provoking documentaries provide a unique perspective on global issues and promote cross-cultural understanding among festival attendees,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah founder of Noida Film City and President of GFJN while inaugurating the film from Kazakhstan.

A film titled-January Events Facts and Arguments Kazakhstan was screened. The 11-minute film, which tells the key developments of each day from Jan. 1, 2022, to Jan. 8, 2022, has covered looters’ attacks against police and civilians and actions of law enforcement agencies from surveillance cameras, as well as personal interviews with detainees and victims. The film is Produced by National Film Studios Kazakhstan.

Ardak Kakimzhanov First Secretary Embassy of Kazakhstan and  Dr Lavlin Thadani Film maker & writer were the guest of honour. Later Dr. Marwah presented Award of Distinction to film from Kazakhstan in a grand function at Marwah Studios. The event was supported by Indo Khazakhstan Film and Cultural Forum & World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

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.

Sandeep Marwah Spoke About Culture at Iran Cultural House

March 22, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Spoke About Love Peace and Unity Through Art and Culture

New Delhi: Sandeep Marwah, the renowned Indian film producer, social worker, and founder of the Marwah Studios, recently spoke about the role of art and culture in bringing the world together. Marwah was speaking at a Nowruz Function on the second day of festival at Iran Cultural House in New Delhi, where he emphasized the importance of using art and culture as a means of fostering love, peace, unity, and understanding among different cultures and communities.

Marwah argued that art and culture have the power to transcend borders and language barriers, and can create a shared language of creativity and expression that can bring people from different backgrounds together. He highlighted examples of successful cross-cultural collaborations, such as the fusion of Indian and Western music, or the mixing of traditional and modern dance styles.

Marwah also stressed the need for governments and institutions to invest in cultural exchange programs, festivals, and exhibitions that bring together artists and performers from different countries and cultures. He suggested that such initiatives can promote cultural understanding, break down stereotypes, and build bridges between nations.

Marwah’s message was well-received by the attendees of the function, who praised his insights and his commitment to promoting cultural exchange and understanding. Many expressed their hope that his vision for a more connected and unified world through art and culture will inspire others to follow suit.

Earlier Dr. Mohammad Ali Rabbani Director Iran Cultural Centre & Cultural Counsellor Embassy of Iran also spoke on the subject. The event was designed by Charu Das of  C D Foundation in association with ICMEI- International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and supported by Asian Academy of Film and Television& Indo Iran Film and Cultural Forum.

Sandeep Marwah Special Guest at 75th Anniversary of Myanmar

March 14, 2023
Minister of State B. L. Verma at 75th Anniversary Celebration of Myanmar

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 extend our heartiest congratulations to H.E. U Moe Kyaw Aung Ambassador of Myanmar to India and people of Myanmar on the celebration of 75th Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of the Union of Myanmar,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of ICMEI and Chair for Indo Myanmar Film and Cultural Forum at a grand function organised by Embassy of Myanmar at Hotel Shangri-La Eros.

Honorable B.L. Sharma Minister of State in the Ministry of Development of Northeastern Region and Minister of State in the Ministry of Co-operation, Government of India was the Chief Guest of the function.

H.E. U Moe Kyaw Aung welcomed the large audience consisting of Ambassadors, High Commissioners, Diplomats, people from Business Community, Art and Culture, and different strata of life. Ambassador emphasised on the cordial and strong relations of Myanmar with India from centuries. The official function was followed by gala dinner.

DPR Korea Documentary Presented with Award of Distinction

March 9, 2023
DPR Korean Film Presented with Award of Distinction at GFJN

Noida: The emotional documentary “Children’s Dream and Mother’s Happiness” presented by the Korean director begged Award of Distinction during the 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 in a grand function when film was also screened for the large audience in the presence of H.E. Choe Hui Choi Ambassador of Democratic Republic of Korea to India at Marwah Studios.

“A documentary film is a great way of helping people understand because, somehow, when one is able to see the people involved, it lends a certain immediacy and understanding that is hard to get on the page. We are thankful to the authorities for providing slot for our documentary ‘Children’s Dream and Mother’s Happiness’ in a prestigious festival and also for the award of Distinction which has been bestowed upon this film,” said H.E. Choe Hui Choi Ambassador of DPR Korea to India.

“Doing a documentary is about discovering being open learning and following curiosity. Documentaries have always inspired me in narrative film making,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of President of International Journalism Centre.

The memento was presented to Ambassador by Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida. Dr. Marwah congratulated Ambassador and the film maker for his unique presentation. Dr. Ajay Kumar Executive Director AAFT presented vote of thanks. The event was supported by Asia Unity Alliance and World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Seminar on AVGC During 11th Global Festival of Journalism

March 8, 2023
Seminar on AVGC During 11th Global Festival of Journalism at Marwah Studios

Noida: Animation, Visual Effects, Gaming and Comics together has been given a new segment in Media & Entertainment Industry as AVGC Sector. Government of India has also created a AVGC promotion Task force. It is necessary to bring this information to the table,” said Dr, Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios initiating the seminar on AVGC on the first ay of 11th Global Festival of Journalism Noida 2023 and inviting H E Choe Hui Chol Ambassador of DPR Korea to India to inaugurate the session.

“The Global AVGC industry amounts to 800 billion US Dollars, and the Indian AVGC sector is brimming with the potential to bag upto 5 percent of the global share that is 40 billion US Dollars, given that it has an annual growth rate of over 25 to 30 percent,” said Abed Elrazeg Jazer Media advisor Embassy of Palestine.

“Not only does the sector contributes significantly to the economy but it also creates an abundance of employment opportunities for several skilled sectors, with over 160,000 jobs that it could provide yearly, informed P.K.Bajaj founder Mayapuri Magazine sharing his vast experience in Animation.

Karnataka was the first Indian state to announce an AVGC policy in 2012. The policy was initiated to promote the state as a lucrative outsourcing destination and attract venture capital funding in the AVGC sector informed Supriya Suri who has been organizing Animation Festival every year.

AVGC Task Force was constituted under the Chairmanship of Secretary, Ministry of I & B, Shri Apurva Chandra, to help realize the full potential of the AVGC sector in India, with key stakeholders from the Industry and the Government.,” added Charuvi Agarwal Animator, Film maker and Immersive artist also Co-Chair for PHD AVGC Committee.

India is emerging as a primary destination for high-end, skill-based activities in the AVGC sector. As per the experts within the Media and Entertainment (M&E) Industry, the AVGC sector can witness a growth of 14-16 per cent in the next decade said Maj. Mohommed Ali Shah actor and Motivational speaker

The Government of Karnataka has opened a Centre of Excellence that will provide State of the art facilities that will give the AVGC industry in Bengaluru and Karnataka a holistic technological boost. It will house a highly equipped AVGC post production lab providing the industry with resources to generate high quality content. The CoE will also have a finishing school that will train & provide highly skilled technicians to the companies in Karnataka, thus facilitating employment opportunities condensed Prof. Dr Suresh Chandra Nayak renowned academician.

Dr. Ajay Kumar presented vote of thanks. The seminar was organised by International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry,  AAFT School of Animation in association with International Journalism Centre and Asian Unity Alliance supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Electrifying Performance by D J Narain at 11th Global Festival of Journalism 

March 8, 2023
Electrifying Performance by D J Narain at 11th Global Festival of Journalism 

Noida: “Without music, life would be a mistake. Music expresses that which cannot be put into words and that which cannot remain silent.. Music is what tells us that the human race is greater than we realize. Where words fail, music speaks. Music is the language of the spirit,” said Dr. Sandeep Marwah President of International Journalism Centre introducing Star Singer D. J. Narain on the closing function of first day of 11th Global Festival of Journalism at Marwah Studios Film City Noida.

The audience was totally charged with energy and eager to move with the music of the popular singer on stage D.J. Narain who impressed the people with his new compositions in rock music.

D J Narain is a music composer, performer, rock band singer, theatre director , publisher, academician, and sports  management expert. Dharmendra Jai Narain is perhaps the only bureaucrat in India to have actually been a real life rock star as one of the lead singers of one of India most loved Pop Rock Group of 90s and the first decade of this century. Aryans with musical hits like Ankhon Main Tera Hi Chehra, Yeh Hawa Kehta Hai Kya, Dekha Teri Ankhon Ko, Hai Dil, and Kehta Hai Dil Yahi Bar Bar etc he has more than 3.4 Crores hits on his songs on you tube.

Having performed in more than 800 concerts including mega ones like National Games, Cine Awards, MTV, Channel V. Narain has published more than 60 songs till now and worked with all the music companies of the nation. The event was attended by many senior and young journalist from all over India and abroad. The event was supported by World Peace Development and Research Foundation.

Sandeep Marwah Appreciated by Embassy of Afghanistan

March 8, 2023
Sandeep Marwah President ICMEI Honoured by Ambassador of Afghanistan

New Delhi: “We all are here to develop and promote relations between India and Afghanistan. Many organizations are working in India in association with Afghanistan but very few have contributed extra ordinary to its growth and upliftment. ICMEI is one of them,” said Presenter from C D Foundation in a grand function organised by Charu Das to celebrate International Women’s Day and Holi together with Embassy of Afghanistan at Hotel Eros, Nehru Place, New Delhi.

The Memento was presented to Dr. Sandeep Marwah President International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry by H.E. Farid Mamundzay Ambassador of Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan to India. “I congratulate you for your continuous efforts to bring the people of two countries together through art and culture,” said Ambassador while handing over the award.

“I am always thankful to the Embassy for their cooperation and participation. The Indo Afghanistan Film and Cultural Forum has been able to create a wonderful position for itself,” thanked Dr. Marwah also Chair for Indo Afghanistan Film and Cultural Forum.

Wang Xinming Minister Counsellor, Cultural office, , Embassy of China, Dr. Amarendra Khatua former Secretary Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Dr. Maroof Khan Naimi Second Secretary Culture & Education Embassy of Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, wang Yuhua Third Secretary Cultural Office, Xu Ning Cultural Attaché Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, Mohammad Javad Hosseini Researcher from Embassy of Iran, Anna Marat, Natalia Majcher, and Aneta Swiecicka from Polish Institute, Embassy of Poland, Charlotte Arnor Embassy of Sweden, Nelia Safronova Embassy of Ukraine, Steven Antonio Ramirez Cuellar Embassy of El Salvador along with many other people from business, art & culture fraternity were also present there.