NOIDA, India, November 23, 2015 /PRNewswire/ --
"The Global Film Festival Noida has become a real ambassador of Indian art and Culture. It has started attracting delegates from all over the world to be part of biggest festival of the biggest film industry of the World," said Dr. Mahesh Sharma, Minister for Art & Culture, Civil Aviation and Tourism, Government of India, who sent his wishes for the 8th Global Film Festival Noida (GFFN), which was held from 17th - 19th November, 2015 at Noida Film City.
Mukesh Bhatt, renowned film director who was present at the occasion, said, "We must plan a film council under the umbrella of the government of India where all film related discussions can take place and the biggest film industry can be promoted to the best."
"Film festivals are the best source of national and international integration. We are promoting love, peace and unity through cinema and GFFN has been successful in its purpose," said Sandeep Marwah, President of GFFN, while welcoming the guests.
"We have one religion and that is entertainment. Indian film industry is popular all over the world for its song, drama and music," added Mugdha Godse, renowned actress and former Miss India, while addressing the media during the event.
"We are always impressed by the size and involvement of Indians with film business. We salute the entertainment industry," said H.E. Milan Hovorka, Ambassador of Czech Republic to India, while inaugurating the event.
"What a pleasure to be part of this most energetic and enthusiastic film festival of the country, where anyone will get charged. I am happy that festival has grown so big," said Ketan Mehta, renowned film director.
"Marwah Studio has generated new energy in North of India; their deep participation in cinema activities has changed the color of North film industry," said H.E. Demetrios A. Theophylactou, High Commissioner, Cyprus High Commission, who was a part of the inaugural ceremony and the Chief Guest at the award ceremony on 19th November, 2015.
"I am back home; this is my Alma Mater. We have learned a lot from this institution. No film school in the world has ever designed such a huge film event for their students. We are lucky," said Donal Bisht, former student of ASMS and a renowned actress.
The festival comprised of 52 events inclusive of workshops, master classes, seminars, interactions, and entertainment program, fashion shows and award function. The screenings had been divided into 9 segments of foreign Cinema, Retrospective of Manmohan Desai, and Indian Contemporary Cinema, Romania Focus Country, AAFT Films, ASMS Films, films on Disability, Children section and Competition films.
Film lovers and film professionals and delegates from more than 30 countries had registered for the festival. GFFN is the biggest festival from this side of the world.
About Global Film Festival Noida
In order to further promote Delhi NCR as the favorite destination for filmmakers from all over the world, Asian Society of Film & Television (AAFT) has been organizing the Global Film Festival Noida [GFFN], which has become one of the most important film festivals of the world.
The 8th Global Film Festival Noida took place on 17, 18, 19 November at Marwah Studio, Film City, Noida in which filmmakers from all over the world showcased their films and participated in exhibitions, workshops and seminars, highlighting latest developments in the field of Cinema.
Located in the picturesque film city of Noida, Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT) enjoys its proximity to several renowned production houses and satellite TV news channels and provides an environment which is conducive in training the media professionals. Asian Academy of Film & Television is headed by an internationally acclaimed personality Prof. Sandeep Marwah.
AAFT has been imparting education and training in various areas of cinema and mass media since last 25 years. AAFT has however, remained steadfast in its objective of providing cost effective education and training to the aspirants of a career in media industry. For more info visit http://www.aaft.com .
SOURCE Asian Academy of Film & Television (AAFT)