FOG 2016 will be largest festival to engage global participation

Dr. Romesh Japra addressing FOG press conference with (L-R) Rajesh Verma, Lily Mei, Gulshan Grover, Ritu Maheshwari on the panel

Dr. Romesh Japra addressing FOG press conference with (L-R) Rajesh Verma, Lily Mei, Gulshan Grover, Ritu Maheshwari on the panel

SAN JOSE, CA: Festival of Globe (FOG) 2016 press conference and kick off held on July 31st at Four Points by Sheraton – Silicon Valley was very well received and attended. Bollywood celebrity Gulshan Grover was the Guest of Honor. His movie “Badman” will be shown in the FOG Movie Fest on August 11at 9 pm in Camera 12 Cinemas.

The event, attended by over 200 media and community leaders shows that this year’s FOG extravaganza promises to be yet another feather in the cap of 24 years long phenomenon!

Among attendees were FOG team Rajesh Verma, Ritu Maheshwari, Deepak Chhabra, Manorama Joshi, Yogi Chugh, JIC members and volunteers. Lily Mei, Tom Handley, Rishi Kumar, Anjali Lathi, and other political leaders were there to grace the occasion.

Festival of Globe is a 10-Day festival from August 5th to August 14th.

24th Festival of Globe – FOG India Day Parade and Mela will be held on August 13th and 14th in Fremont. Thousands of people are expected to join in the largest celebration of democracy. There will be cultural programs, free health fair, Food Fest, kid’s corner, and biggest ever grand parade with famous Bollywood celebrities Gulshan Grover, Mahima Chaudhary, Randeep Hooda, Raima Sen, Prosenjit and others. People can visit, eat, and shop at over hundred booths. The admission is FREE for Mela and Parade for both the days.

FOG MOVIE FEST aims to empower and integrate global cultures and communities through Film Arts, Performing Arts, Visual Arts and Folk Arts. The movie fest will feature short films, documentaries, and feature films submitted by independent filmmakers from around the world. FOG Movie Fest will be held from August 6th – 13th at Camera 12 Cinemas in San Jose.

FOG Movie Fest will be an amazing experience this time. Over 100 movies from over 20 countries will be participating including Hollywood, Bollywood, Nepal, Fiji, Bengal and others. Many of them are World Premiers being shown for the first time on any screen. Hundreds of film makers and Stars like Gulshan Grover, Randeep Hooda, Mahima Chaudhary, Raima Sen, Prosenjit Chatterjee and Jose Canseco will be joining in person for Q & A and Red Carpet.

FOG FASHION FEST on 12th of August will feature International Models, Designers and Show Stoppers. Models will compete to become FOG Queen, King, Prince and Princess to promote our social theme of Empowering Youth against Sex Crime. All four of them win $1500 each and crowned for participating in Parade with Celebrities. They will become Ambassadors to carry out FOG Mission and Initiatives throughout the year. There are lots of opportunities for new Designers and Sponsors.

FOG teamFOG SUMMIT is proud to have Panel Session on different topics. FOG will be at Boot Up Ventures in Menlo Park talking about FOG YE (Youth Entrepreneurs) on 10th of August. FOG will be at Facebook Headquarters with Track on Emerging Trends in Media & Entertainment on 11th of August. FOG will have Political Engagement, Sustainability Emerging Trends, Future of Healthcare, Future of Food Industry, Community Leadership, Investor Pitch and many more Master Classes by Celebrities.

Dr. Romesh Japra, MD, Founder & Convener, Festival of the Globe said, “The effort of the Festival of Globe – Silicon Valley and FOG Movie Fest 2016 has been in recognizing the need for communities to work together for a larger good. Through film, culture, dance, art we plan to be the largest festival that aims to engage global participation. This year the theme is to empower youth against sex crime. We ask you all to join us in this history making initiative.”

Visit www.FOGsv.org for more details.
Festival of Globe (FOG) 2016 Program:
1. Opening Day FOG Movie Fest Gala
Saturday, August 6th , 2016, 1:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113
2. FOG Movie Fest Movie Screenings and World Premieres
Saturday, August 6th – 13th, 2016
Camera 12 Cinemas, 201 S Second St, San Jose, CA 95113
3. FOG Summit-Media, Entertainment, Sustainability – Emerging Trends
August 7th – August 12th , 2016, 11:00 am -11:00 pm
Camera 12 Cinemas, Plug & Play, KPMG, Boot Camp Ventures, Facebook Headquarters
4. FOG Fashion Fest/MovieFest awards
Friday, August 12th , 2016, 8:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Scottish Rites Center, 2455, Masonic drive, San Jose, CA
5. FOG Music Fest
Saturday, August 13th , 2016
Red Carpet – 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
FOG awards – 7:00 pm- 7:30 pm
FOG Music Fest – 5:00 pm – 11:00 pm
6. FOG India Day Mela / Fair – FREE Entry
Saturday, August 13th , 2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 14th , 2016, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
A. FOG Health Fair
Saturday, August 13th, 2016, 10:00am – 1:00 pm
B. FOG Dance Competition
Saturday, August 13th,2016, 10:00am – 5:00pm
C. FOG Food Fest
Saturday, August 13th,2016, 10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sunday, August 14th, 2016, 1:00 pm – 6:00 pm
7. FOG India Day Parade – Free Entry
Sunday, August 14th 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
39439 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont, CA
8. FOG Idol Contest
Registration until October 15, 2016
Open to Public www.fogidol.com
9. Appreciation Dinner @Japra Mahal

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