NOIDA, India, November 23, 2016 /PRNewswire/ —
The excitement and enthusiasm of young filmmakers from all over India and abroad created a new energy at the 9th Global Film Festival Noida 2016 (GFFN), at Marwah Studios, Noida Film City.
The festival was inaugurated by H.E. Gyula Petho, Ambassador of Hungary to India with the lighting of the ceremonial lamp in a jam-packed auditorium with film lovers and the film, television and media fraternity. “India and Hungary have been in a good relation and these kind of international events give our relationship a new strength and stamina to work in a bigger and broader way. Indians and Hungarians are lovers of art and culture,” said the Ambassador in his inaugural speech.
“Global Film Festival has filled in the vacuum created by IFFI in North India. The film lovers, film buffs, film students and filmmakers need a day and place to celebrate their success and achievements, GFFN has provided them with this kind of spiritual satisfaction,” said Sandeep Marwah, President, Marwah Studios and GFFN.
“It is my first visit to GFFN and I find that the festival is better than hundreds of festivals around the world. But the enthusiasm what I have seen today, I have never ever seen in any festival of the world,” added Aditya Raj Kapoor, Actor, Director and son of Late Shammi Kapoor.
“GFFN has become not only a film festival but a festival promoting complete art with launching of new films, art exhibitions, posters and book releases, music and dance recitals, fashion shows. I have never been to such an exciting film festival. It is one of the most exclusive, one-of-its-kind,” said Bharti Pradhan, renowned Film Writer and Critic.
“The festival has selected the screening of some of the finest films; retrospectives of Shammi Kapoor and Prakash Mehra have added huge strength to this glamour show,” added Jayant Gilatar, renowned Film Director.
“The festival has planned 52 events in 3 days and all the shows are totally sold out. We need to expand our size from next year. 10th GFFN will bring a new excitement to this region. I am thankful to each and every one who has contributed to this fascinating and charming show,” said Ashok Tyagi, Festival Director.
AAFT – Asian Academy of Film and Television is the first of ten best film schools of the world conducting 55 different courses in films, television, media, fashion and new media. The academy has churned out more than 12000 students hailing from 120 countries of the world. The institution has been bestowed upon more than 200 awards from all over the world.
Asian Society of Film & Television