Film Federation of India to organised Bharat-Bangla Film Awards
Entertainment Live: The Film Federation of India, an apex body of producers and distributors of the country, on Wednesday said it will organise an awards programme in Dhaka to boost the entertainment industry of India and Bangladesh.
The Federation also wants to extend help in developing the film industry of Bangladesh and promote Indian films there, the organisation president Firdausal Hasan said on Wednesday. “We want to create an environment where both countries can do business. The first Bharat-Bangla Film Awards to be held in Dhaka on October 21 is a step in that direction,” Hasan told a press conference.
Indian films, including Bengali releases, are very popular in neighbouring countries like Bangladesh but do not have proper release network, he said.
A jury committee, consisting of filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, actor-minister Bratya Basu, actress Tanushree Chakraborty apart from a producer and a journalist from here, will select the Bengali films nominated for awards, Hasan said adding that there will be award in 12 categories.
He said, “I have felt the need to have an award ceremony to celebrate Bengali films from India and Bangladesh on a single stage.” Ghosh directed Indo-Bangla co-productions Moner Manush (2010) and Sankhochil (2016).
Source: The Indian Express
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