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Asian Academy of Film and Television Holds Record-Breaking 116th Convocation

June 7, 2023
116th Convocation of Asian Academy of Film and Television at Noida

Noida, June 6, 2023 – The Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) proudly celebrated its historic 116th Convocation, setting a new benchmark in the world of creative education. This remarkable feat marks a significant milestone as no other creative institute has ever conducted a 115th Convocation or valedictory function before.

During the momentous event, AAFT presented prestigious diplomas to the talented students who excelled in their respective disciplines. The institution’s unwavering commitment to providing the best education possible within limited fees has garnered immense satisfaction and happiness among the students.

Addressing the convocation, Sandeep Marwah, a distinguished personality and visionary, urged the graduating students to prove their capacity and capability in the industry. He emphasized the importance of the moral values imparted during their education, which hold greater significance than the syllabus itself. Marwah stressed that success in the industry awaits those who exhibit sincerity, dedication, and integrity in their work.

The occasion was graced by esteemed personalities, including Advocate Pawan Duggle from the Supreme Court, renowned Actor Producer/Director Raja Bundela, former Principal Secretary of Madhya Pradesh Prof. H.R. Garg, and architects Manish Gupta and Rashmi Gupta. These distinguished individuals also inaugurated the EDIC-Entrepreneur Development and Incubation Centre, a remarkable initiative that will empower AAFT students with entrepreneurial skills and opportunities.

AAFT continues to be at the forefront of creative education, equipping students with the knowledge, skills, and ethical values necessary for a successful career in the industry. The 116th Convocation stands as a testament to AAFT’s commitment to excellence and innovation in the field of film and television education.

Untamed Romania Documentary Appreciated at Marwah Studios on World Environment Day

June 6, 2023
Untamed Romania Screened at Marwah Studios Noida Film City

Noida, June 6, 2023 – The Indo Romania Film and Cultural Forum, in association with the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and the Embassy of Romania, celebrated World Environment Day with a special screening of the powerful documentary “Untamed Romania” at Marwah Studios.

The film, which captivated the audience, was inaugurated by H.E. Daniel Tane, Ambassador of Romania to India, and Sandeep Marwah, President of Marwah Studios, along with distinguished guests including H.E. Javier Paulnich, Ambassador of Peru to India, H.E. Teodoro Maldonodo, Ambassador of Ecuador to India, and Lt. Gen Anil Malik (Retd).

“Untamed Romania” is an extraordinary cinematic creation that showcases the breathtaking beauty and diverse wildlife of Romania. The filmmaker’s dedication is evident, as over 400 hours of footage were expertly crafted into a brilliant 90-minute documentary, offering a glimpse into the untamed world hidden beyond the bustling cities of Romania. From majestic mountains to ancient forests and expansive wetlands, this film transports viewers to undisturbed habitats where iconic creatures thrive.

Following the screening, a thought-provoking discussion on environmental issues was held, featuring prominent environmentalist Ajit Kumar and Ranju Minhas. Their insights shed light on crucial aspects of preserving and safeguarding our environment.

The impact of “Untamed Romania” was not limited to the audience alone; it also left a lasting impression on the attending filmmakers. In recognition of its excellence, the International Film and Television Club of the Asian Academy of Film and Television is pleased to present the prestigious Award of Distinction to “Untamed Romania,” announced by Dr. Sandeep Marwah.

This World Environment Day event serves as a testament to the power of cinema in raising awareness about the natural wonders of our planet and the urgent need to protect them. “Untamed Romania” stands as a shining example of the harmonious coexistence between humans and nature, reminding us of our responsibility to preserve the Earth for future generations.

117th Batch of AAFT Inaugurated at Noida Film City

June 1, 2023
Inauguration of 117th Batch of Asian Academy of Film & TV

Noida, June 1, 2023 – The Asian Academy of Film and Television (AAFT) marked a momentous occasion today with the inauguration of its 117th batch, further solidifying its reputation as a pioneer in the field of film and television education. Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the esteemed President of AAFT, conveyed his heartfelt congratulations to all individuals associated with the institution.

Addressing the new batch, Dr. Marwah emphasized the importance of ambition and hard work in achieving one’s goals. He urged the students to consider this as a turning point in their lives and encouraged them to cultivate conviction, self-belief, and trust in their abilities, as well as in their parents, family, teachers, and institution. Dr. Marwah emphasized the significance of effective communication skills, including reading, writing, speaking, and, perhaps most importantly, listening. He expressed his conviction that these qualities would propel the students to new heights in their professional careers.

Distinguished speakers at the event included Satish Kumar of the Hindi Department of the Ministry of Home Affairs, Pankaj K Gupta, a renowned fashion analyst, Dr. Leila Mostofi, an accomplished filmmaker from Iran, Vivek Mishra, a celebrated writer, Ritu Lal, Director of AAFT School of Fashion and Design, Dr. Manoj Agarwal, OSD AAFT, and Dr. Ajay Kumar, Executive Director.

As the 117th batch embarks on their journey at AAFT, the institution remains committed to nurturing their talents and providing them with the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed in the ever-evolving world of film and television.

Hindi Patrakarita Day Celebrated at International Journalism Centre

June 1, 2023
Hindi Patrakarita Day Celebrated at International Journalism Centre

Noida: On the occasion of Hindi Journalism Day, a seminar on the subject of “Journalism of Immortality and Indianness” was jointly organized by International Journalism Centre of  the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industries, RJS Positive Media, and RJS PBH. The event took place on May 30, 2023, at Marwah Studio, Film city Noida. Eminent thinkers, journalists, and media analysts shared their insights on various aspects of Hindi journalism, including travel, professionalism in media, marketism, cultural pollution, language degradation, morality, and the role of media as the fourth pillar of democracy.

The chief guest at the event was Professor Ram Sharan Joshi, the former Vice Chancellor of Makhanlal Chaturvedi University of Journalism and Mass Communication. Shri Gauri Shankar Raina, the former Director of Doordarshan, presided over the seminar. Distinguished participants included journalists Ravi Parashar, Kumar Rakesh, Vasindra Mishra, Rajeev Gautam, Prasar Bharati consultant Mr. Umesh Chaturvedi, retired program executive from All India Radio Mr. Parthasarathi Thapliyal, Professor Vinita Gupta from Agrasen College’s Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, spokesperson of Brahma Kumari Divine University BK Sushant Bhai, and Associate Professor at Indian Institute of Mass Communication Dr. Pawan Kaundal.

The seminar sparked thought-provoking discussions on the development of Hindi journalism and its role in today’s society. Speakers emphasized the ethical challenges faced by media in the pursuit of TRP ratings and called for a balance between freedom of expression and maintaining social norms and morals. They also highlighted the evolution of Hindi journalism during the freedom movement and post-independence era, noting the transition from traditional electronic media to the digital landscape.

President of Marwah Studios Sandeep Marwah, also the Chancellor of AAFT University, provided inspiration for the event, which was held at Filmcity Noida. RJS Uday Kumar Manna, the program coordinator, extended a warm welcome to all the esteemed guests on Hindi Journalism Day. The event also recognized the contributions of journalists and positive media families associated with the positive India-Uday movement, honoring them for their dedication to Hindi journalism.

Distinguished journalists such as Deepika Sharma, Rakesh Chawla, Uma Naz Singh, Prarthana Sharma, Amrita Chaurasia, Vasindra Mishra, Sonika Singh, Ritu Rana, Varun Shyokand, Rajiv Gautam, Ravi Parashar, and several others were felicitated during the ceremony. Certificates and mementos were presented to all the guests as a token of appreciation. The seminar, expertly moderated by RJS National Convenor Uday Manna and RJS Observer Deepchand Mathur, concluded with expressions of gratitude to all the participants. Sandeep Marwah shared the current status of Hindi journalism, highlighting its steady growth rate of 15 percent.

Sandeep Marwah Honoured by RJS Positive Media on Hindi Patrakarita Day

May 31, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Honoured with Excellence Award by RJS Positive Media

Noida, May 30, 2023 – Dr. Sandeep Marwah, the Chancellor of AAFT University, has been honored by RJS Positive Media on the occasion of Hindi Patrakarita Day. Dr. Marwah’s extensive involvement in Hindi journalism spans over three decades, during which he has trained numerous students and established the AAFT School of Journalism and Mass Communication.

As the President of the International Journalism Centre, Dr. Marwah played a pivotal role in designating 12th February as the International Day of Journalism. Additionally, he spearheaded the inception of the Global Festival of Journalism in Asia, making it the second-largest journalism festival worldwide.

Notably, Dr. Marwah launched three Hindi radio stations, namely Radio Noida, Radio Mumbai, and Radio Raipur. Furthermore, his OTT TV platform, MSTV, predominantly broadcasts Hindi programs, further promoting the language.

Uday Manna from RJS Positive Media highlighted that Dr. Marwah also founded the prestigious Hindi Cinema Samman Samaroh, an annual event held at Vigyan Bhawan, which recognizes members of the Hindi film industry with  National Award for promoting Hindi. The grand function, which took place at Noida Film City, saw the esteemed presence of numerous journalists and media personalities.

The award was presented to Dr. Marwah by Prof. Ram Sharan Joshi, a veteran journalist, former Vice Chancellor, and social activist, along with other esteemed members of the journalism fraternity.

This recognition by RJS Positive Media serves as a testament to Dr. Sandeep Marwah’s outstanding contributions to Hindi journalism, his commitment to fostering young talent, and his significant impact on the industry.

Sandeep Marwah Honoured by Gangotsav  for Environmental Contributions and Save Ganga Campaign

May 31, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Honoured for Environment Protection

Noida, May 30, 2023 – Renowned Media Person Sandeep Marwah, also the President of the World Peace Development and Research Foundation, has been honored by Capt. Praveen Kumar and Sanjeev Kapoor  of IDPTS Research Wings for his remarkable contributions to environmental protection and, particularly, the Save Rivers Save Ganga campaign.

For many years, Dr. Sandeep Marwah has been actively engaged in the field of environmental preservation, consistently working to enhance knowledge and awareness of environmental issues. Through his influential work in radio, television, and media, he has made significant contributions to the subject. His efforts have resulted in the establishment of more than 100 environment committees across various organizations.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah has conducted numerous workshops, seminars, film festivals, film productions, interaction programs, painting exhibitions, and essay competitions in schools and colleges to raise awareness about the environment, with a specific focus on Save Water, Save Rivers, and Save Ganga initiatives. His dedication and tireless efforts have made a significant impact on the cause, inspiring others to join the mission for a cleaner and healthier environment.

The Gangotsav of IDPTS Research Wings, in recognition of Dr. Sandeep Marwah’s outstanding contributions, extends its heartfelt appreciation and acknowledges his significant role in the ongoing efforts to safeguard our environment.

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.

Sandeep Marwah Extends Congratulations to Azerbaijan on Independence Day

May 29, 2023
Sandeep Marwah at Independence Day of Azerbaijan with Secretary Foreign Affairs

New Delhi, May 29, 2023 – Sandeep Marwah, the President of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry (ICMEI) and Chair for the Indo Azerbaijan Film and Cultural Forum, extends his warmest congratulations to H.E. Ashraf Shikhliyev, the Ambassador of Azerbaijan to India, and the people of Azerbaijan on the occasion of their Independence Day.

Speaking at a special function held in New Delhi, which was graced by the presence of Sanjay Verma, Secretary West, Ministry of External Affairs, Government of India, Ambassador Ashraf Shikhliyev expressed his gratitude for the heartfelt greetings and emphasized the significance of the Indo-Azerbaijan relationship.

Sandeep Marwah, who played a key role as the Chair for the Indo Azerbaijan Film and Cultural Forum, shared his thoughts with the press on this momentous occasion. He expressed his delight and conveyed the felicitations on behalf of the ICMEI and the entire art and culture fraternity. Marwah acknowledged the strong cultural ties between India and Azerbaijan and highlighted the active collaboration in the fields of film and cultural exchange through the Indo Azerbaijan Film and Cultural Forum.

The event provided a platform for dignitaries and representatives from both nations to reinforce their commitment to further strengthening bilateral relations, particularly in the areas of media, entertainment, and cultural cooperation.

Sandeep Marwah’s sincere congratulations to Azerbaijan on their Independence Day reflect his dedication to promoting cultural diplomacy and fostering robust ties between India and Azerbaijan through the medium of art and entertainment.

AAFT Chancellor Sandeep Marwah Special Invitee at Africa Day Celebrations

May 29, 2023
Sandeep Marwah Attended Africa Day at Taj Palace with Number of Ambassadors

New Delhi, May 29, 2023 – Sandeep Marwah, a distinguished media personality and the Cultural representative of over 20 African countries in India, was invited as a special guest at the grand Africa Day celebrations held at the Taj Palace in New Delhi on May 25th. The event brought together Ambassadors and High Commissioners from all African nations, along with esteemed guest Ambassadors from various countries, to commemorate the rich history, diverse cultures, and remarkable progress of the African continent.

The chief guest for the occasion was Meenakshi Lekhi, the State Minister for External Affairs and Culture of the Government of India. In her address to the international audience, Minister Lekhi highlighted the significance of India-Africa relations and the shared cultural ties between the two regions.

Sandeep Marwah, while interacting with the press, expressed his role as the Cultural representative for more than 15 African countries, including Nigeria, Sudan, Senegal, Lesotho, Gambia, Gabon, Comoros, Ghana, South Africa, Rwanda, Morocco, Egypt, Tunisia, Ethiopia, and Kenya. He emphasized the fruitful collaborations in promoting the arts and culture of these nations through various cultural forums of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.

Furthermore, Marwah announced an initiative to foster closer ties by offering 54 scholarships for short-term courses at the Asian Academy of Film and Television, representing each of the 54 African countries. This effort aims to facilitate cultural exchange and mutual learning between India and Africa.

Marwah also highlighted that all African countries actively participate in India’s Global Film Festivals, Global Fashion Week, Global Literary Festival, and Global Festival of Journalism, further strengthening the cultural bonds between the nations.

Sandeep Marwah’s presence at the Africa Day celebrations underscored his commitment to promoting cultural diplomacy and nurturing strong ties between India and Africa through the platform of art and entertainment.

Sandeep Marwah Appointed Advisor to Global Trade and Technology Council of India

May 29, 2023

New Delhi,27th May, 2023 – Dr. Sandeep Marwah, a distinguished figure in the media industry, has been nominated as the advisor to the newly formed Global Trade and Technology Council of India (GTTCI). Under the leadership of Dr. Gaurav Gupta, this council aims to facilitate the exchange of knowledge and expertise in trade and technology across borders.

In a prestigious ceremony held at the Embassy of Mongolia, Dr. Marwah was honored with a certificate of honor by H.E Ganbold Dambajavyn Ambassador of Mongolia to India. Dr. Sandeep Marwah, who also serves as the President of the International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry and chair for the Indo-Mongolian Film and Cultural Forum, received warm congratulations from H.E.Ganbold, who expressed gratitude for his relentless efforts in promoting India-Mongolia relations through art and culture.

Dr. Sandeep Marwah’s appointment as an advisor to the GTTCI showcases his exceptional expertise and extensive experience in the field of trade and technology.