93rd AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films Inaugurated
Noida: “Today we are feeling elevated as we are now marching towards the 100th edition celebration of our festival, only of its kind in the world, very soon”. Sandeep Marwah introduced the AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films to the distinguished guests and audience.
“What a grand show and a huge number of 93, AAFT has proved that it is the most exclusive kind of film school in the world. We have very strong ties with India and Sandeep Marwah is representing them very successfully,” said Cultural Council Dr. Wilhelm Zolton and Director of Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre, Embassy of Hungary in India at the inauguration of 93rd AAFT Festival of Short Digital Films.
“Our bonds have grown with Indo-Afghanistan Cultural Forum and especially the film projects it has sponsored for Afghani film directors. I hope to start one short film in India may be projected in the next festival of AAFT. I congratulate AAFT for creating a World Record,” said Zubair Farghand, Director Salam Cultural Forum and filmmaker from Afghanistan.
“There are many women issues, which can be projected through short films. Young film makers must take up these issues,” said Dr. Manju Kalra Prakash, Assistant Secretary General FICCI.
“Art, culture, historical monuments, and highlighting heritage can also be a very powerful subject for short films. I am amazed to see the kind of work Marwah Studios has done. I congratulate the whole team for organizing 93rd Short Film Festival,” added Surbhi Gupta Director Rasika Arts & Design and Co-Chairperson of Art & Cultural Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce.
Kumar Sheshvendra, Solution Manager, ICICI Bank and Prof. Kalyan Sarkar also spoke on the occasion. The event was attended by large number of film, television and media professionals and the media students.
Sandeep Marwah presented life membership of World Peace Development and Research Foundation to Dr. Wilhelm Zolton and life membership of International Film and Television Club of AAFT to other dignitaries. The screening of films followed the formal function. AAFT has started preparing for the 100th edition of the festival.