Noida: No,it’s not about basking in the past glory. Continuous achievements are as important, too!
The colourful decoration, massive gates, large posters of film-makers, well-dressed and enthusiastic film-lovers adding spiritual energy to the event, were anxiously waiting for this international extravaganza the 14th Global Film Festival Noida 2021, to start in the campus of Marwah Studio, designed by IFTC-International Film and Television Club in association with AAFT and ICMEI-International Chamber of Media and Entertainment Industry.
“On the occasion of thirty eventful years of Marwah Studio, we have brough 14th edition of Global Film Festival Noida after a gap of more than a year to propagate our mission of bringing love, peace and unity through art and culture. We are proud of our existence in this part of the world as now we have touched 145 countries, 7000 events, thirty lakh audience under film tourism, representing 60 countries, 7 world records and more than 1000 times honoured by the Global Media and Entertainment Industry,” said Sandeep Marwah, President of the film festival inviting and introducing all the dignitaries on the dais.
“AAFT is the only privileged institution in the country which is on the board of Film Federation of India an apex body of cinema in the country. My association with Global Film Festival goes back to the third edition which is indeed the most vibrant festival of the country,” said T.P. Agarwal, President FFI in his remarks. while lighting the ceremonial lamp.
“It is beyond my own expectations; Global Film Festival is the real excitement for film-makers. There is so much to learn in three days. I am so happy to be here,” expressed Daisy Shah, renowned actor famous for her role in Jai Ho, Hate Story and many others. Writer, Producer, and Director of many films Jyant Gilator wished every one associated with the festival all the best and said that the 14th edition in itself speaks about the authenticity of the festival. Not many festivals could survive that long,”.
“Every time I learn something new when I am here at Noida Film City. Every event is well designed and speaks about its specialisation. Global Festival has impressed me every time,” added Hid Excellency Muhamed Cengic, Ambassador of Bosnia & Herzegovina to India. “Marwah Studios is a magical place. It is the volcano of entertainment. I get spiritual pleasure when I am part of any event of Noida Film City. Festivals are the learning grounds for all of us,” said Cdr. K L Ganju, Hon. Consul Gen, Republic Union of Comoros in India.
“I am convinced when I saw the arrangements, how well defined is the festival though it is my first visit to Noida Film City. I am happy that Indo Fiji Cultural Forum is part of the show,” addressed His Excellency Kamlesh Shashi Prakash, High Commissioner of Fiji to India.
The opening film from Kazakhstan today has given us a bigger and better status in the festival. We are here to give full support to Marwah Studios for the development of relation between two countries,” said His Excellency E Nurlan Zhalgasbayev, Ambassador of Kazakhstan to India. “Only last month we were here for our exclusive festival, as the curtain raiser of 14th Global Film Festival. Now we have very strong relationship with Marwah Studios,” said His Excellency E Asein Isaev, Ambassador of Kyrgyzstan.
“This is what is required to promote cinema, relationship, and learning through soft power. India is above many countries. This festival teaches you a lot. Soon Indo-Belarus Film and Cultural Forum is to be launched,” informed His Excellency E Andrey Rzheussky, Ambassador of Belarus to India.”
“It is difficult now to get this kind of marvellous environment in any festival of the world. I wish all the success to the organisers,” said His Excellency Lucmon Bobokalazoda Ambassador of Tajikistan to India.
“I am well-travelled and seen best of the festivals of the forld but no festival is as energetic as Global Film Festival Noida. Every time I find unique activities at the festival. Marwah Studios is the pride of India,” said Supran Sen, Secretary General of Film Federation of India.
The jam-packed auditorium was overwhelmed with the words of dignitaries and stars. People from all over India and abroad appreciated the different international movements initiated by ICMEI.
Ashok Tyagi Festival Director proposed vote of thanks.
Long live Global Film Festival & more strength to Marwah Studios!