Noida: A powerful festival of films from Iceland was inaugurated by the Ambassador of Iceland H.E. Thorir Ibsen at a grand function at Marwah Studio Noida Film City.
â€œFilms are the representatives of culture of any country. These films will project Iceland in the most pleasing manner. I invite film makers to come forward and record the natural beauty of Iceland in their filmsâ€ said H.E. Thorir Ibsen in his inaugural speech.
â€œWe are successful in proceeding further with International Chamber of Media And Entertainment Industry and reached to a new destination today by joining hands in organizing a film festival. I am sure the next step will be bigger than this,â€ added Ambassador of Iceland.
â€œYou donâ€™t need tickets and passport to be part of festival. This is a golden opportunity to study Iceland through their films and learn about the country and its cultureâ€ said Sandeep Marwah President Marwah Studio and ICMEI.
â€œThis is the first time that the dedicated festival of Iceland films has taken place in India. ICMEI will keep on bringing these kind of events for the industryâ€ said Ashok Tyagi Secretary General of ICMEI.
Present on the occasion a filmmaker from Bhutan Karma Tsehering appreciated the efforts of Asian Academy of Film And Television and Asian School of Media Studies in accepting these kind of value additions which generally are not available to students of other institutions.
The festival will showcase four major feature films including PARIS, METALHEAD, OF HORSES AND MEN and DEEP. The feature film DEEP was the inaugural film. The formal function was followed by question answers. The other officers accompanied ambassador from the Embassy of Iceland.
Later Sandeep Marwah honored H.E. Thorir Ibsen with the life membership of International Film And Television research Centre of AAFT