Golden Valley Global Cinefest is a monthly live screening film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Screening & Awards Show Event in the land of the ancient valley of the pre-historic river of Subarnarekha surrounded by undulating grassland and jungle and all that nature has in Purulia. just a few kilometres away from airport and railway station, uniquely the place where the audience are international all time of the year as it is a most major international tourist attraction. Here in the lap of nature 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.

The forest and jungles of Purulia washed by the rivers and tributaries have given birth to it’s cinematic landscape and audience. Every month a lot of tourists from the different countries visit the place to get the utmost achievement of their lives. We present them this film festivals and show your films sometimes in open air by the side of the river and in the jungle. Wherever you look from the permanent venue, there will be only nature and only cinema.

The sole purpose of GVGC 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. GVGC showcases an outstanding presentation of independent filmmaking, while also building a strong sense of community around the art of visual storytelling.

Golden Valley Global Cinefest honors 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 Purulia, on the bank of river Subarnarekha surrounded by green forest. The Golden G Awards gala will take place in first month of the year at the most prestigious auditorium of Purulia. All monthly winners of the year will be automatically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN G 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 GVGC 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 Purulia . 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 G AWARDS and are screened in the theatre in Purulia 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 GOLDEN VALLEY GLOBAL CINEFEST (GVGC), you expressly acknowledge and agree that you shall be bound by the terms of these Rules & Terms.

GVGC is open to any film completed after January 1, 2000, regardless of content, subject, or origin. Submitting your film to the GVGC 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. If any film gets selected officially and decided to be screened, at the same time it will be screened airing our TRIPVILL TV online.

Films made in languages other than English must have English subtitles otherwise they will be summarily rejected.
The film submitted to the GVGC 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 GVGC 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 GVGC reserves the right to refuse entries.
You agree to indemnify and hold harmless the GVGC , 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 GVGC 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 GVGC 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 GVGC 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.
GVGC 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.

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  • Thank you for your hospitable and supportive response to my film, "Orson Rehearsed!"

    October 2020
  • Neel Esh Patel

    I WOULD LIKE TO THANK ENTIRE TEAM OF GVGC FOR HONORING MY FILM , IT IS PLEASURE TO BE A PART OF THIS FESTIVAL , I WILL SUBMIT MY NEXT PROJECT VERY SOON .
    THANKS AGAIN !!!

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Neel Esh , Thanks for your compliment. We are also very much proud to have such a film like Mr. Deshee to include and award in our festival. You deserve it. The film is the living document of the struggle and the running history. Wish all success in your cinema journey and invite you to submit again. Stay blessed and safe.

  • Ken Sagoes

    We are honored and deeply grateful for being selected as an Award Winner in your notable festival. The festival is well-organized with great communication. May the Golden Valley Global Cinefest continue to provide filmmakers a platform that fosters creativity and self expression.

    September 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Ken. We are also grateful by getting your wonderful submission which may the heartbeat of indie cinema. You have been awarded as you deserve it. As far as the communication is concerned, we are committed to this part. And sure, We are promised to showcase the films by the indie-film makers from around the world to give a widespread and qualitative platform.

  • Jacques Lipkau-Goyard

    Grazie (Thank you in Italian) Golden Valley CINEFEST for Awarding our film CIAO ANITA with 2 Awards: Best film on Women & Director. It has been an honor for us to be part of your Festival. Thank you, Kolkata! Jacques & Marco.

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks a lot Jacques, we were proud to have such a film like CIAO ANITA. The film deserves award. Hope you will be making such wonderful films in future. Invite you to submit again.

  • The Golden Valley Global Cinefest is a grand platform for the film-makers to show their talent. Wish its more glory in future.

    August 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Thanks Anirban for your evaluation. We will be trying to remain same in future. Indie film is our dream. Thanks that we have got scope to make your films awarded as those deserve it.