Film Federation of India will organize the Indo-Bangladesh film awards in October

The Indian Film Federation (FFI) will organize an awards ceremony in Dhaka to boost the entertainment industry of India and Bangladesh. The Federation will also help develop the Bangladesh film industry along with the promotion of Indian films there.

“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, ”FFI president Firdausal Hasan said during a media interaction.

A jury committee composed of the filmmaker Goutam Ghosh, actor-minister. Bratya Basu , actress Tanusree Chakraborty, in addition to a Bangladeshi producer and journalist, will select the Bengali films nominated for the awards and there will be awards in 12 categories. On the side of Bangladesh, there will also be 12 categories.

Bangladeshi films will be judged by a jury composed of filmmakers, journalists and critics of Bangladesh.

8 Indian regional languages: Tamil, Telugu, Malayalam, Kannada, Marathi, Bhojpuri, Gujarati and Hindi will be screened from the Indian side to promote regional cinema.

Goutam Ghose He said that a one-stop-shop system is needed so that films from both countries can attract a wider audience.

He said: I felt the need to have an awards ceremony to celebrate the Bengali films of India and Bangladesh on one stage.

Gautam Ghose has directed Indo-Bangla co-productions such as 'Moner Manush' (2010) and 'Sankhochil' (2016).

The president of FFI, Firdausal Hasan, also advocated his concern as individual screens are in decline.

While the number of individual screens has dropped from 700 to just 280-290 in West Bengal, in Bangladesh the figure has dropped from 1200 to 300. We need regular events in a sustained manner in both countries to celebrate our cinema and make the film industry viable both countries, ”said Hasan.