9th International Cell Phone Cinema Festival

The premier film School of India AAFT- Asian Academy of Film And Television will support 9th International Festival of Cellphone Cinema 2016 to be held on 29th and 30th of January.

The 12000 students of AAFT and ASMS- Asian School of Media Studies have been informed to participate in the most interesting film festival of the World where all these former and current students can also participate by submitting their entries in the competition.

The film, television, media, tourism and hotel management, multi media, and fashion students have started planning for their participation in this festival where there is no cost of participation.

They have to submit the films shot by mobile phone or stills clicked by mobile phone. There are different categories and jury will decide for the best stills, music video, fiction and Digital News Gathering

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)


Name of the applicant




2nd International Cell Phone Cinema Festival

Curtain raiser function


15jan_sThe leading lady of the feature film Assma and successful actress of a large number of Hindi movies Hrishita Bhatt advised the aspiring actors to prepare themselves for giving a wide range of performance. Begin somewhere and keep learning and improving all the time she added. The young, beautiful and talented actress with great screen presence together with the Hero of the film Shubh were interacting with the students of Asian Academy of Film & Television, Asian School of Media Studies and Asian Business School at Noida Film City.15jan._s1Answering questions Shubh said that filmmakers indeed have a great opportunity to communicate with the masses and to convey message laced with entertainment. He was the view that each film could deal with at least one cause for the elimination of evils prevalent in the society and to make it a happy, healthy and balanced one. Asserting that by and large films are inspired by the life around us, Shubh said his first film Assma is a real life drama. The producer of the feature film Shakti Mukherjee said that talented and passionate film professionals could create their own space in the show world even without a god father. Addressing the large gathering on this occasion Atul Vyas of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce said that the initiative taken by Sandeep Marwah to promote cellphone cinema really ahead of time. Cellphone and the related technological developments have enabled every citizen of the world to make and watch movies anywhere and at anytime he added. Vidhant Kannoi of Bathbuzz.com, Harsh Narayan of Dragon.com and Shantanu of Gurujee.com also shared their views with the audience on the potential of cellphone cinema. Subhand Hrishita Bhatt were made the life members of the prestigious International Film & Television Club on this memorable occasion.

Seminar : 2nd International Cell Phone Cinema


17jan_sPresident of Indian Motion Picture Producers Association and a well known educationist T P Agarwal said that lack of in-depth knowledge of film production on the part of multinational and their over enthusiasm to venture into it had generally been unhelpful to the industry. He further said that improper understanding of various aspects of film making has resulted in the production of largely unsuccessful films in the recent past. Unrealistic cost of production of the films financed by the multi nations has indeed set bad precedents in the industry,17jan._s1he added. President, IMPPA was participating in a seminar organized by President of Asian Academy of Film & TV, Asian School of Media Studies and Asian Business School Prof Sandeep Marwah on the occasion of 2nd International Festival of Cell phone Cinema at Noida, Film city. Voicing his concern over unusually large number of feature films awaiting their release, T P Agarwal advised the film producers to choose good subjects for screen presentation. He was of the view that attempt to exploit baser human instinct does not pay at the17jan_s2box office and therefore depicting vulgarity in the films unnecessary. Answering a question put to him by the students T P Agarwal said that film making is not all that simple or fun and that it needs hard work on the part of a team of trained and experienced creative people. Well known film and television writer/directors A S Bedi and Prasan Sinha also shared their experience of and views on the film making and television production, with the students. President of Indian Motion Picture Producers Association accepted life membership of the prestigious International Film & Television Club on this memorable occasion.


Closing Ceremony



3 Cheers to 2nd International Festival of Cell Phone Cinema

DSC_0007_sColourful flags ,posters ,hoarding, large gathering of young enterprising and energetic crowd in the campus of Asian Academy Of Film And Television at Marwah Studios Complex made the whole Noida Film City vibrant with the 2nd International Festival of Cellphone Cinema especially on this 7th and closing day of the festival. The international guest Kurt Inderbitzin ,renowned film producer from Hollywood,said,” I am proud to be associated with innovative people, DSC_9995_s you never know who may give one unique idea while making Mobile Cinema to the best producer of this industry.” Another International jury member Prof Karl Bardosh of Tisch School Of Arts, New York University, who was talking to the audience through internet expressed and explained the need for Mobile Cinema. “Have confidence and conviction people will understand you in no time” ,said Industry Pundit renowned film Writer and Director Rahul Rawail known for his films like Betab, Love Story, Arjun, Arjun Pandit ,Khuch Khati Kuch Mithi etc joined on the jury bench with another Industry Giant Pankaj Parashar, largely known for his films like Jalwa,ChalBazz, Aasman Se Gira ,Himalaya Putra, ect to assess more than 400 entries received from all over the World for 2nd International Festival of Cellphone Cinema.” I am not emphasizing on the techniques but I can say that these films are made by heart ,I can see emotions in all the films.”said Pankaj Parashar. .Rajjat Barjataya of Rajshri.com added the young spirit to the Jury. He replied to all the technical questions asked by the national press. “All entries will get participation certificates,15 top still shots and 11 short films are the recipient of consolation certification. US Dollar 2000 will be awarded to the winners.”said Sandeep Marwah International President of Asian Academy Of Film And Television during the function.”I am expecting 140 million people will be able to watch cinema on Mobile in next three years in India.”Marwah added. The function ended with special thanks to the partners The Film and TV Producers Guild of India, Batchbuzz.com, Dragon.com, Rajshri.com, Times Broad Band and, 1takemedia.com, Shivkala Motion Pictures, International Film And Television Club by Akshay Marwah director of the festival.

Winner Of Cell Phone Cinema

[one_third] 1st “All Elements of Hand – EK KAVITA” by Sachin Sreshta & Mukti Krishnan wins USD 1000″[/one_third]

[one_third] 2nd “Rainwaters” by Sachit Sadanandan wins USD 500 ” [/one_third]

Top Still Picture

” Dead Carrier can Die too ” BY Kamal Mahrishi – WIN 500 USD [/one_third]

Still Picture Nominees

[one_third] Aatif Khan
Happy – Happy Independence day[/one_third]

[one_third]Siddharth Trivedi
Clouds on fire – A Bare tree in front of a sunset

[one_third_last]Dinesh Raj Methuku
Sunset – Amazing sunset at my town, the timely capture of the fisherman rafting through the dusky sun rays, shot by my Nokia N93[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Kamal Mahrshi
Death Carrier can die too – this was a sight to watch, this van must have carried a lot of dead bodies and now see its dead itself.[/one_third]

[one_third]Krishnan Vasant
Concrete mundane existence, travel monotonous, the journey pre-defined, cast in concrete[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Nelu Sherpa
Expression – This was taken in a local school in a small village at the feet of Mt.Everest. Regardless of what is happening around them they show happiness in their own innocent way.[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Parmita Borah
Catch a flight[/one_third]

[one_third]Prince shadwal
Health on finger – An apple handheld[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Radha Varanasi
Beautiful day Shot at necklace road, Hyderabad…in the morning….with my cell phone NOKIA[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Ritika Negi
Rainy Showers – It was raining on June 5, 2007 at 4.00 p.m. when I was in Ranikhet. Suddenly, I saw towards north. I was dumb bound to see the beautiful scene of rain showers falling from the clouds. I immediately captured this scene in my

[one_third]Smile for me

[one_third_last]Srijit Roy
Desolation – the isolation of human existence[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Viji Joy
No parking[/one_third]

[one_third]Vikram Prabhu
Frosted – From the car early at 5 in hill station[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Vipul Arora
Roots – Indian Flag describes prosperity, peace, culture so does this photograph in which you can see a flag. The train for motion as keep walking towards its aim, white clothes for peace and last but not the least cow dung cakes on the wall which tells us earthiness.[/one_third_last]


Video Nominess

[one_third]Jacqueline Segal
Change Grows on Tress – Motorbikes pollution carbon offsetting[/one_third]

[one_third]Mukti krishan
Ek Kavita – Animated poetryek kavitahands[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Nilu Sherpa
Just an ordinary dog – Fiction[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Marcio Soares
Cell Phone Memories – cell phone cinema new media[/one_third]

[one_third]Dhairya arora
Spiritual controversies – compeled to commit suicide[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Ranjan Shetty
Solitude Dreams – Ranjan Shetty Georges Belinga Wendy Ann Mansilla[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Ajay Rationalist
Lost and Found[/one_third]

[one_third]Sachit Sadanandan
Rain Water[/one_third]

[one_third_last]Gaurav Sharma
Our trip to Bheemeshwari – zindagi farhan akhtar music video hit the road boyz boys Bheemeshwari Karnataka India Darshan short film experimental bike bikes fun musical mountain mountains rockon rock on[/one_third_last]

[one_third]Moving Beyond Words – The film Moving beyond words is as audio-visual exploration into the mental state of a war photojournalist who has been haunted with his war assignments, the images of destruction, killings, terror.[/one_third]

3rd International Cell Phone Cinema Festival


Winners in Video Category


Vision by H.K. Sharma



The Gift by Amar sohny



Special Jury Awards
Sunday by Gautam Jalui – Mobile Phone



Parad (b)ox by Sukrit Kohli – Mobile Phone


Winners in Still Category

pecial Jury Awards

Audience Award