WBFJA’s Cinemar Samabartan Honours the Best in Bengali Cinema


The West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association Award (WBFJA) 2023 titled Cinemar Samabartan was held on 8th January 2023, at the desolate & closed Gem Cinema. The award ceremony was graced by who’s who of the Bengali Film Industry along with noted film critics and journalists

Lifetime Achievement Award- Mr. Dhritiman Chatterjee

       The Film Fraternity along with Film Critics and Journalists attended the Award Ceremony

       The Age Old Desolate & Closed Single Screen – Gem Cinema was the Venue of The Award Ceremony as It Corroborated with the Theme of the 7th Edition of The Award – “Where There Is No Imagination There Is No Horror” 

      The Lifetime Achievement Award, Was Conferred to Mr. Dhritiman Chatterjee

Kolkata: “Cinemar Samabartan honoured some of the best works done by the film fraternity in the year 2022. The competition was intense and we had a tough time in deciding on the award winners. The somewhat eerie emptiness of the now desolate iconic Gem Cinema, which has screened so many Jubilees till the early 90’s, made us choose it as the venue for this year’s award ceremony. Over the years, Bengali cinema has grown leaps and bounds in all aspects – from directions to performances to technology. We welcome this change and look forward to the best of creative works from everybody involved in the creative process of film making. With the Bengali film industry getting the desired boost with the success of the last few releases of 2022, we can only hope for the better days ahead”, said Mr Nirmal Dhar, Secretary, West Bengal Film Journalists’ Association (WBFJA).

There were 18 award categories in the popular segment, 8 award categories in the Technical Award segment and the Satyajit Ray Lifetime Achievement Award, which was conferred to Mr. Dhritiman Chatterjee for the year 2023.

The nomination categories were for the Best Film, Best Director , Best Actor in Leading Role, Best Actress in a Leading Role, Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Best Actor in a Negative Role, Best Actor in Comic Role, Best Music, Best Playback Singer (Male), Best Playback Singer (Female), Best Music Director, Best Background Score, Most Promising Director, Most Promising Actor, Most Promising Actress, Most Popular Film of the Year & Most Popular Actor of the Year.

Award categories for the technical segments were Best Screenplay, Best Cinematographer, Best Editor, Best Lyricist, Best Art Director, Best Sound Designer, Best Costume Designer and Best Makeup Artist.

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WBFJA, a social charitable trust is desirous of creating a fund for the social charitable objects and to promote, protect and safeguard the rights and interests of the Film Journalists and Critics. WBFJA is focusing on elevating the standards of Bengali Cinema and also to enrich the condition of the film industry in Bengal. WBFJA is a platform for rewarding noteworthy film productions, Actors, Technicians and such other persons connected with the production of films.

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