(PRESS RELEASE) 2nd Sept 2016, London. Arts for India charity to host fundraising event at BAFTA
Arts for India charity in association with BFI (British Film Institute) is going to host the fundraising event at BAFTA, 195 Piccadilly, in the heart of London on the 19th Oct 2016.
The spectacular evening will include an awards ceremony, fundraising dinner, never seen footage by BFI, followed by a cultural dance program with the goal of helping underprivileged artists.
During the event on 19th Oct 2016, BFI will also showcase never before seen the archive of Indian cinema, for example, footage related to Shri Mahatma Gandhi and other relevant clips of importance.
Eminent dignitaries are flying from all over the world including New York, Hong Kong, India, and LA to attend this event.
The following organizations have agreed so far to participate in the event:
Columbia University School of the Arts;
Pinewood Film Studio
British Film Institute
High-profile personalities from the Film industry will also be presented with Arts for India Awards for their outstanding achievement. The award recognizes the contributions of a person of eminence in the field of art, culture, and education.
Previous Arts for India awardees include:
- Mother Teresa;
- His Holiness the Dalai Lama;
- Actress Goldie Hawn;
- Screenwriter Simon Beaufoy;
- Shri Amitabh Bachchan.
Arts for India (AFI) was launched in London, in 2010 by Shri Satish K Modi. It sponsors students at IIFA (International Institute of Fine Arts), based in Modinagar, India.
The British Film Institute (BFI) was founded in 1933. It’s a charitable organization which promotes & preserves filmmaking and television in the United Kingdom. The BFI National Archive holds one of the largest film and television collections in the world.
Columbia University School of the Arts: Located in New York City, Columbia University School of the Arts offers graduate MFA degrees in Film, Theatre Arts, Visual Arts, and Writing.
Pinewood Film Studio: Pinewood Studios is one of the world’s leading destinations for the makers of film, television, commercials and video games.