Bachsas (Bangladesh Cholochitra Sangbadik Samity) is going to celebrate its 50 years of establishment or golden Jubilee this year.
To mark its golden jubilee, the association is all set to celebrate the day with a gala ceremony at the auditorium of Bangladesh Film Archive Bhaban at Agargaon in the capital on April 5.
Once Bachsas award was considered as a huge prestigious accolade to the artists of film industry in the country.
Bangladesh Cine-Journalists' Association first introduced Bachsas Awards in 1972 to encourage the fledgling film industry of the country. They gave out their most prestigious awards to outstanding performers in film, television, music, dance and theatre.
Bachsas Award is the first Bangladeshi award introduced after liberation war. The motto of the award was "Creative films with social commitment" and the symbol was the Royal Bengal Tiger. First award was given for the films of 1972 and 1973. The categories of the awards were Best film (production), direction, story, screenplay, dialogue, leading and supporting actor, leading and supporting actress, music direction, male and female playback singers, camera work, editing and sound recording. Documentary films of special importance, and initiating new or alternative trends were also awarded. The awards were given regularly up to 1988. After a break of 7 years, the awards were reintroduced in 1995.