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Wednesday, April 06, 2016

First Nepali Film Festival at Marwah Studios

First Nepali Film Festival at Marwah Studios

NOIDA, India, April 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

History was written today, when the first-ever 'Festival of Films from Nepal' was
inaugurated at Marwah Studios, presented by Indo-Nepal Film and Cultural Forum, organized
by AAFT - Asian Academy of Film and Television and powered by the International Chamber of
Media And Entertainment Industry.

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"What a grand and historical beginning of the activities of Indo-Nepal Film And
Cultural Forum, which was inaugurated by the Prime Minister of Nepal Shri K.P. Sharma Oli
during his first official visit to India last month and Sandeep Marwah, President, AAFT,
was nominated as the Chairperson by the Prime Minister himself," quoted H.E. Deep Kumar
Upadhyay, Ambassador of Nepal to India, at the inauguration of the festival.

"India and Nepal relations are as old as Indian history, but such gestures will bring
more love for each other, as cinema is a bundle of emotions. I congratulate INFCF for its
efforts," added the ambassador.

The renowned actors from Nepal, Sunil Thapa and Karishma Manandhar, added a lot of
glamour to the whole show. "What a pleasure to be part of the first-ever festival of
Nepali Films in India, I am touched by the action," said Sunil Thapa, also known for his
involvement with Hindi cinema. "Sandeep Marwah is now the godfather of Nepali Cinema in
India. I am sure his initiative will catch on and the Nepal Film industry will see a new
light in his guidance," expressed Thapa, a Nepali actor who has acted in over 250 films.

"I am elevated with my participation in this festival. I will remember the love and
respect extended to me for all time to come. I suggest that there should be a branch of
AAFT in Kathmandu," said Karishma Manandhar, who has recently been nominated as the 'Most
Popular Actress of Nepal'.

An exhibition of paintings by two renowned artists, Raj Kumar Sharma and
Bhishwaranjan Bhunia, was also inaugurated at this occasion jointly by H.E. Deep Kumar
Upadhyay, Karishma Manandhar and Sunil Thapa.

Later, Marwah honored the guest with life membership of the International Film and
Television Club of AAFT. The festival was attended by large number of film, television and
media professionals, and students from all over India and abroad. Large number of Nepalese
from different strata of life also participated.

About AAFT

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,

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Viney Kumar 



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