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Friday, April 15, 2016

Indo-Guatemala Cultural Forum Launched With Film Festival at ICMEI

Indo-Guatemala Cultural Forum Launched With Film Festival at ICMEI

NOIDA, India, April 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --

A new chapter in the books of Indian and Guatemalan history was written when the first
ever Indo-Guatemala Cultural Forum was launched by H.E. Georges de La Roche Du Ronzet,
Ambassador of Guatemala to India. A poster of the forum was also released in the august
presence of film, television, media, art and culture personalities of the country at Noida
Film City.

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The grand opening was attended by Boney Kapoor, renowned film maker and past President
of Film Federation of India who said, "The two countries are now going to see a bigger
vision of how to develop relations through art and culture. This is the right way to
proceed further."

"We are more than happy to nominate the renowned international media personality
Sandeep Marwah, five time World Record Holder as the Chairperson of Indo-Guatemala
Cultural Forum. His experience is going to be our progress," said H.E. Georges de La Roche
Ambassador of Guatemala to India while honoring and nominating Marwah as chairperson of
the forum.

The launch of the forum was followed by the first ever film festival of films from
Guatemala. Four films have been part of this two-day event designed to attract the
students of film, television and media from all over India and abroad at Asian Academy of
Film and Television and Asian School of Media Studies.

"ICMEI has grown today with this venture and our reach has touched the Central
American Countries. Our sole purpose of spreading love, peace and unity through art and
culture has moved further. I am honored that the Government of Guatemala has recognized
our efforts," said Sandeep Marwah President of Marwah Studios and ICMEI.

"It is another feather in the cap of the International Chamber of Media and
Entertainment Industry when Indo-Guatemala Cultural Forum has become so active with its
inception," expressed Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of ICMEI.

The ambassador earlier inaugurated two major exhibitions at Marwah Studios. The
painting exhibition by Swapan Kumar Sarkar and posters and photographs exhibition by the
Cultural Ministry of Guatemala showcasing the colorful locations, people and way of life
of Guatemala.

"We are thankful to Marwah Studios, ICMEI, AAFT and all other organizations who have
participated in this international festival of films from Guatemala. We welcome you all to
our country to have best of time," added Danilo R. Marcucci, Minister Counsellor
and Deputy Head of Mission.

Later Sandeep Marwah honored the ambassador and other guests with the life membership
of International Film and Television Club of AAFT.

About AAFT: 

Located in the heart of the film city of Noida, Asian Academy of Film & Television
(AAFT) has been imparting education and training in various areas of cinema and mass media
since last 25 years. Asian Academy of Film & Television is committed to excellence in film
and television education and training so that its alumni, through their work, may make it
a better world one day than it is today. AAFT is headed by an internationally acclaimed
personality Prof. Sandeep Marwah.

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. AAFT has however, remained steadfast in its objective of providing cost
effective education and training to the aspirants of a career in media industry. It has
grown as one of the finest institutions not only in India but also abroad and has trained
students from over 120 countries. 

Media Contact: 
Viney Kumar 
Contact: 0120-4831143 



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