established in 1966 in Dhaka, East Pakistan under the name of Pakistan Cine Journalists Association. After the independence of Bangladesh, its name was changed to Bangladesh Cine-Journalists Association. It was revived in 1983-84 and introduced the Bacchus Prize . Former Director of Bangladesh Shishu Academy Falguni Hamid is serving as the current (2019-21) President.
|বাংলাদেশ চলচ্চিত্র সাংবাদিক সমিতি|
|Merged into||Pakistan Cine-Journalist Association|
|Formation||April 5, 1968; 52 years ago|
|Purpose||Working for the welfare of moviegoers|
|Services||Bachsas Awards Distribute|
|Official language||Bengali language|
|Secretary General||Kamruzzaman babu|
On 5 April 1978, a meeting of Pakistani film journalists formed the 'Pakistan Film Journalists' Association '. After the independence of Bangladesh, it was renamed the Bangladesh Film Journalists' Association. Which is called Bacchus for short.
Bangladesh Film Journalists Association celebrates its 50th anniversary in 2019. However, after the war of independence of Bangladesh , from 1974 to 2013, every year, Bachchas gave awards to stars of different levels in the film industry of Bangladesh. However, from 2014 to 2016, the organization has had other activities for 5 years, but the award activities are closed. The Bacchus Film Awards from the next 5 years of release were presented on April 5, 2019 at the 39th edition of the Bacchus Film Festival. In addition to award distribution, seminars, friendly debates, poster exhibitions and film exhibitions were held on the occasion.
Notable activities of the association include awarding Bacchus awards to film crews in various categories.