National Film Awards-2017 and 2018 will be distributed among the winners at a gala ceremony at Bangabandhu International Conference Centre (BICC) at 4pm today.
Prime minister Sheikh Hasina is scheduled to attend the ceremony as the chief guest and hand over the awards, which is the highest recognition to the contribution of artistes in Bangladeshi films.
Information minister Hasan Mahmud will preside over the function while state minister for Information Md Murad Hassan and chairman of parliamentary standing committee on information ministry Hasanul Haq Inu will attend it as the special guests.
Information secretary Abdul Malek will deliver the welcome address.
Earlier in November, the names of the recipients of National Film Award 2017 and 2018 were announced under 27 and 28 categories respectively.
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