CULT VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Screening & Awards Show Event in the land of cultural hub of the world Kolkata, very nearer to the largest delta and mangrove forest region of the world, Sundarban. The waves of the Bay of Bengal, where we sometimes organize the festivals part. Here in the lap of international cultural hub we are ready to give you Awards, Live screening, Live broadcast of the event showing your film worldwide and free Promotion and added Distribution consultation. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the below mentioned venue.

Tripvill Cinemahall

2/13 Sree Colony, Regent Estate

Kolkata – 700092

CULT signifies the object far from the traditional concept. And Our festivals signifies the conception of a valley which is entirely dominated by Cult. Calcutta has been the cineplace for looking after the independent films from the very beginning . The utmost creativity of the world famous film makers have made it possible. Thereafter the history of cinema has taken a certain place in Calcutta, world knows that. CULT VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST , so respectfully organizes the film festival dominated by the large number of indie films from around the world . On the bank of river Ganga, in a prestigious hall where reputed film makers visited frequently we organize the festival. The wonderful creation of the film makers from around the world has inspired us to create another place for showing indie films through a free and fair competition. Nearer to the international airport, nearer to the railway hub , the place has always been dominated by the international film viewers every year. The sole purpose of CVGC is to celebrate the joy of creation in the lap of nature, the land of rich cinematic heritage and antiquity . So it has been the attraction of all film lovers from the birth of cinema. CVGC showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.CULT VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST films from around the world with a vast array of awards in different categories and genres. Our mission is to discover diverse new voices & to promote artists’ work through numerous platforms. With all traditional categories we have also the SUB ALTERN category which particularly focuses on cult film. We added CONTINENTAL category to showcase particularly a continent, it’s society, peoples and culture.

In each edition, Filmmakers can submit their projects to have them judged by award winning industry professionals against a high standard of merit and compete with other filmmakers across the globe. Every submission can add numerous additional judging categories, but MUST submit to a MAIN CATEGORY to be considered for additional consideration. Please include the names being credited in your cover letter.

Within forty eight hours of the submission we start the promotion of your film in all our platforms and start to sort out the distribution path of your film globally.

The monthly live screening takes place each month at an auditorium of Kolkata, on the bank of river Ganga. The Golden Penguin Awards gala will take place in first month of the year at the most prestigious auditorium of Kolkata. All monthly winners of the year will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN PENGUIN AWARDS (the best of the best) and they will be invited to attend our Annual Live Screening Gala in presence of juries, critics, film scholars and eminent movie personalities from across the globe. Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

The officially selected project in each month receives CVGC laurel and certificate. All monthly Award Winners receive laurel and customized certificate and are rated on their respective IMDb pages (if applicable).

Each month, most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Kolkata . Besides the BEST OF THE CATEGORY AWARDS, there are also OUTSTANDING CINEMATIC AWARDS, CRITICS CHOICE AWARDS, AUDIENCE CHOICE AWARDS and HONOURABLE MENTION AWARDS, which are given, in all categories.

Each year we select the Best of the Best (From the pool of all award winners from all Seasons) and the FINAL WINNERS receive the prestigious GOLDEN PENGUIN AWARDS and are screened in the theatre in Kolkata in front of live audience.

Gala Winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in the Q&A session after the screening.

Please read these Rules & Terms carefully before you submit your film. By submitting your film into competition in the CULT VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST (CVGC), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

CVGC is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the CVGC is not a guarantee of selection. All the official selection, nominees and the winners will be listed on our website permanently. All the winning films will receive a trophy, award or certificate. Please note that we do not offer application fee waivers. We treat every filmmaker equally

Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
The film submitted to the CVGC for a particular month can be re-submitted at any time for a second chance, considering that we have different judges’ panels for each season.
A director / producer may submit more than one film in a category and more than one category at a time.
The CVGC is hereby granted the rights to utilize an excerpt from any film submitted for promotional purposes of the festival within India only. The individual or corporation submitting the film hereby warrants that it is authorized to commit the film for screening, and understands and accepts these requirements, rules and regulations.
The CVGC reserves the right to refuse entries.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the CVGC , from and against any and all claims, liabilities, losses, damages, and expenses (including but not limited to attorney’s fees, and costs of the court) which may be incurred by reason of any claim involving copyright, trademark, credits and publicity.
The CVGC will not refund any fees if the filmmaker fails to submit the film in the correct category. Films submitted without the correct fees or proper submission media may be deemed ineligible at the discretion of the CVGC programming director or executive director. The festival does not cover any of the expenses incurred by the filmmaker.
After a film has been an official selection, the filmmaker will be notified, and eventually the film will be listed on the festival website under Official Selections. The Official Selection status doesn’t mean that your film will be screened at the festival. It means that your film has been appreciated by our judges of panel and you can use the festival logo on your poster.
A nominee will be privately screened for the CVGC judging panel, and will not be screened initially to the public.
“Best” films of each category will receive a laurel & certificate.
A filmmaker’s submission fee will not be reimbursed if they decide to withdraw their submission. All entry fees are non-refundable.
We require an official trailer or poster, synopsis and a link to your film. Please select the correct category while submitting to avoid disqualification. We reserve right to re-assign films to the appropriate category.
CVGC may without advance notice amend these Rules & Terms from time to time. Each and every such amendment shall be become effective immediately. It is your responsibility to periodically check for updates of these Rules & Terms.

Narrative Features (Above 30 minutes)
Short Films (Less than 30 minutes)
Documentary Films (Any length)
Experimental Films (Any length)
Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length)
Drone Films (Any length)
Web and New Media (Any length)
Mobile Film (Any length)
Debut Filmmaker (1st or 2nd Film / Any length)
Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Film (Above 60 minutes)
Women’s Films (Any length)
Film on Women (Any Length)
LGBT Film (Any length)
Animated Films (Any length)
Family/Children Films (Any length)
Educational Film (Any length)
Films on Disability Issue (Any length)
Film on Religion (Any length)
Film on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length)
Travel Film (Any length)
Silent Film (Any length)
One Minute Film
Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length)
Commercial / Advertisement (Any length)
Music Video (Any length)
Trailer/Teaser (5 minutes or less)
Treatment / Synopsis
Short Script
Feature Script
Performing Arts (Any length)
Film Review (Short Films)
Film Review (Narrative Features)
Review (Short Scripts)
Review (Feature Scripts)
On Demand Interview Publication
Student Films (Any length)
Young Filmmaker (Under 18 years / Any length)
Amateur Film (Any length)
Best Director (Additional)
Best Actor (Additional)
Best Actress (Additional)
Best Cinematography (Additional)
Best Editing (Additional)
Best Music Score (Additional)
Best Sound Design (Additional)
Best VFX Artist (Additional)
Best Producer (Additional)
Continental film
Sub-Altern film (Any culture)
Cult film
TRAILER (Additional)

Overall Rating
  • Amir Shah

    awesome festival and fantastic staff!

    November 2021
  • Seung-hyun Ryu

    Thanks for the award for my short FROM end to end(Best Short Film Award) .I feel extremely honoured and happy to have my project in this film festival! Wishing you the best and thanking all the people involved!

    September 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Seung. Thanks for your appreciation. We are inspired. Your work deserves award. It is very artistic and heart touching. Wish all success in the avenues of cinema. Stay well.

  • Ana A P. Braunstein

    Thank you Cult Valley Global CineFest Judges for your Official Selection of our Film "This Case & My Life"! It's been an honor to be a part of your Film Festival!

    Ana A P Braunstein
    writer/ Director/ Executive Producer/ Actress

    June 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Ana, Thanks for your compliments. We have always tried to be sincere to our service for the indie film maker. And your film is really cinematic particularly for film language. Wish you best of luck and a happy cine life ahead.

  • Thank you CULT VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST for accepting us as the winner of the best horror short film at the festival. I am honoured and could not be more happier to receive this award. Looking forward to submitting many more across.

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Elroy
    Thanks for your appreciation. We have always remained committed for showcasing the good indie films from around the world. Your film has been overwhelmingly appreciated here in the festival. Invite you to submit again.

  • Preston Chase

    It was an honor to be selected as part of the Cult Valley Global Cinefest but to receive an award, I am over the moon! It's a great festival and you were wonderful to communicate with. Thank you very much from Canada for screening my first film, Mr. Emancipation

    March 2021
    Response from festival:

    Dear Preston
    Thank you for your inspiring words. We have always tried to honor the good indie films from around the world. Mr. Emancipation has been an extreme creative indie film, so you deserve the honor. We are happy to get you and your film in the festival. Invite you to submit again.