Sandeep Marwah

Sandeep Marwah

National Chairman
media & entertainment committee BIS
ministry of consumer affairs, food & public distribution
govt. of india

Internationally acclaimed Dr. Sandeep Marwah is an incredible name in the world of films. With seven world records in his kitty, he stands distinct as the founder of Noida Film City, and the creator of Marwah Studios. He is the designer behind the Academy of Film & Television, which is one of the ten best film schools, in the world. As the producer of the largest number of short films in the world, he has been associated with innumerable feature films, television programs, and amateur training films.

Felicitated with over 700 national and international awards for his contribution to the world of cinema, he has trained over 19, 000 media students from 145 countries. As Global Cultural Minister, he heads over 100 national, and international media and social organizations besides being president of the International Chamber of Media & Entertainment industry. At present, he is the Chancellor of AAFT University of Media and Arts and has been appointed the Chief Scout for India, by the President of India. Accolades from overseas include the honor bestowed by the House of Commons in the British Parliament in London & Bavaria Parliament in Munich besides Champion of Wales in the Welsh Parliament.

Stacey Marbey

Stacey Marbrey

Film producer

Stacey Marbrey is an award-winning director and producer and internationally recognized editorial photographer. For over ten years she has programmed for numerous film festivals, including AFI Fest, Indian Film Festival of Los Angeles (IFFLA) and currently Slamdance Film Festival. Her previous appointment was as Program Director for an international film exchange under the auspices of the U.S. Department of State in concert with the President’s Committee on the Arts and Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, National Endowment for the Humanities, UNESCO, the American Film Institute’s PROJECT: 20/20 and Sundance Institute’s FILM FORWARD. During her tenure, Stacey was invited to the White House where she was presented with the International Engagement Award.

Early in her career, Stacey honed her skills as a producer while working with Sofia Coppola (LICK THE STAR), and Cauleen Smith (DRYLONGSO). Her film UNSPOKEN garnered a National Black Consortium Community Award and Davis-Putter Award and she was inducted into Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame. Most recently, Stacey won Best Global screenplay at the Oaxaca Film Festival and co-produced Himanshu Malik’s feature film CHITRAKUT, now touring film festivals. Currently, Stacey is writing a semi-autobiographical coming-of-age screenplay set in Australia.

Maneesh Baheti

Maneesh Baheti

Founder - Food for thought fest & SAAG

Maneesh has been a career hotelier, with two prestigious diplomas in Hotel Management and an MBA. He started his career in 1990 with the Oberoi Group on completion of his Diploma in Hotel Management from the I.H.M., PUSA, New Delhi. In a hotel career spanning 18 years, he has worked for 14 years with the Oberoi Group with almost a decade in hotel operations. He was invited as visiting faculty to the prestigious N.I.F.T, Delhi in 2004 where he taught CRM, and to the FHRAI Institute of Hotel Management, Greater Noida in 2009 where he taught Entrepreneur Management.

Maneesh and his wife Sonali Anand Baheti turned entrepreneurs with establishing a boutique consultancy which provides hospitality consultancy, lifestyle event management and art advisory services to some of the leading brands. Together in 2014, they also co-founded South Asian Association For Gastronomy (SAAG), an international platform that connects South Asia through an annual event, The Food For Thought Fest.

For over 15 years, he has been covered on numerous occasions by print and broadcast media including the internationally famous Associated Press (A.P). Maneesh enriches SAFACH by being on our Advisory Board.

Manoj Adhikari

Manoj Adhikari

Advertisement & Film Producer

Manoj was 18 years old when he entered the glamorous world of Indian Cinema and gradually forayed into advertising too. His career in advertising spans a period of 24 years.

His film productions include acclaimed feature films like Matr, Dil Patang and Dekh Indian Circus (line producer). Beside these, he has been energetically active in casting and coordinating production of advertisement films. His success as producer & director on the advertisement stage includes TV commercials for the leaders in mobile phone handsets, among others. He has created more than 150 advertisements which have garnered accolades, especially for their fantastic photography. He has produced and photographed jobs for prestigious magazines and brands in India and international fashion circuit.

Manoj Adhikari Productions is a premier casting, locations and production company based out of New Delhi. Manoj is an esteemed Advisor to SAFACH and guides our vision.