1st International Cell Phone Cinema festival

First Time in India Festival of “CELL PHONE CINEMA” is launched by International Film & television Club of Asian Academy of Film & television, an Academy which not only produces new generation film makers but also generates innovative ideas.

A writer, producer, director in Hollywood and a Professor with Tisch school of Arts, New York Prof. Karl Bardosh co-produced mini-dramas in India along with Sandeep Marwah, Director AAFT. After the success of the Cell Phone Cinema, Together they announced A Festival of Cell phone Cinema at AAFT. Sandeep Marwah said,’’ What’s exciting about the rapidly improving technology is that people can generate their own content and find new ways of sharing it. Compared to the traditional modes of visual storytelling, it’s very spontaneous and very quick and technically pretty easy to do, and we want that the budding film makers should take full not of this exciting technology.

The launch of the festival was conducted by famous bollywood actress Neetu Chandra, who has vowed the audiences and the critics by her performance in films like Garam masala and Traffic Signal. On this occasion Prof. Karl Bardosh , who is currently in India for a special session with students of AAFT & ASMS, exclaimed,’ Its high time that storytelling becomes novel’’.

Also present on th e occasion was Ms. Pema Chodan the managing director of Bhutan Broadcasting services.


cellphone_1 After introducing for the first time in India the Festival of Cell Phone Cinema, AAFT created the history again. The Festival had participants from all over the world including countries like USA, Iran, Bhutan, Iraq, Haiti, Kazakhstan, Dominica, Malaysia, Nigeria, Kenya etc…Receiving 53 entries, though it was difficult for the judges to finalize the winners , they came up with four winning films.

The ceremony saw a huge gathering of professionals from all walks of life; the crowd was both enthusiastic and anxious as to how mini dramas would come out. As the winning films were screened, there was a huge round of applause and cheering from the audience. Present on the occasion, as the chief guest was Mr. Shantanu Das, CEO & MD Mospay InfoTech India Pvt. Ltd with the guest of honor Mr. Raj Krishan Mishra, Producer, Director & member of U.P. film development council and Mr. Rahul Mitra, CEO Brandsmith. The benign guests were delighted to handover the Camera Cell Phones as the prizes for the winners. Mr. Sandeep Marwah expressed his contentment on the grand success of the show and said that he will keep on giving his students chances like this to show their talent. It was also declared as an annual International event by Mr.Sandeep Marwah.


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Fiction 1st Anuj Kevin: Shadow Z

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in fiction: Rajeev Ranjan stills
“Our Responsibilities”

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3nd Vitesh Soin; No exit


Prabitha Pahwa Reality;

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reality: Manish Kulkarni reality stills
“The Future of Nation”

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in reality: Akansha Singh
Innocent Smiles


Place Award Rajeev Ranjan
(Morning on Footpath)

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Award Esther Duine-Peters Ratrace

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Place Suman Zangmo Bhutia-
Suryanshu Rai: The Indian Foreigner


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Place in fiction: Vertika Dvivedi Pragati

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Place Gurvinder Arora the Evil (fiction)

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Place Glenn D’Souza to Love Music

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Place fiction shared Nitin David Cellphone

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Place in Fiction: Jayesh Sharma
Please Save Water (music video)


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