Virgin Spring Cinefest is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

VS CINEFEST is a monthly live screening international film festival. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the auditorium of HLC Studios in Kolkata.

All monthly winners of the period from September 2018 to October 2019 will be auto-matically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN GALAXY AWARDS (the best of the best)

Films entered in multiple categories may win multiple awards!

The festival has been named in honor of Ingmar Bergman’s classic film "Virgin Spring" and it has been launched to showcase independent art-house films from around the world.

MISSION:

The Mission of Virgin Spring Cinefest is to create a platform that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their films. The objective of the Film Festival is to support independent filmmakers through reviewing, judging, marketing, and distribution networking, and trying to overcome any other obstacles which potentially hinder the artist’s ability to create. We have created monthly editions to give continuity to the selection process and a steady feedback to the filmmakers. Instead of waiting for months before getting an answer from the festival, filmmakers are immediately contacted if selected. Their works are privately screened every month and evaluated by a team of experts in the industry. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers, and distributors from all over the world.

Submissions are accepted exclusively through FilmFreeway.

All projects officially selected in each month receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and certificate, and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable). All monthly Award Winners will receive the VS CINEFEST laurel and customized certificate. All entries do not compete against each other. Instead, entries are judged against a high standard of merit and are scored accordingly.

Each month, the most representatives of monthly award winners will be screened in Kolkata, at the auditorium of HLC Studios, and reviewed by CULT CRITIC film magazine. These reviews are shared at each film IMDb page (if applicable). Some filmmakers, screenwriters and actors/actresses could be invited for an interview to be published as well in CULT CRITIC film magazine. Judges score quality and creativity of entries on a performance scale and winning entries are recognized and awarded monthly at four levels:

Gold Awards,
Silver Awards,
Bronze Awards
Honorable Mentions.

All monthly winners of the period from September 2018 to August 2019 will be auto-matically nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN GALAXY AWARDS.

What we’re looking for? Prolific art-house films, which can be in the form of narrative (fiction), documentary (non-fiction), or animation.
The films must include English subtitles (unless the spoken language is English).

By submitting your film, you agree that Virgin Spring Cinefest can use parts of your film (including trailer/teaser/film poster) for promotional purpose.

Virgin Spring Cinefest does not accept the following:

1. Extremist or propaganda content from religious or political organizations
2. Films which are made before 2000
3. Films with a poor production standard (bad sound, lack of subtitles/captions for non-English films, or video resolution less than 720p HD)

Genres accepted: Fiction, documentary, and animation.

All Lengths Accepted

Overall Rating
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Hospitality
Networking
  • Shannon Meilak

    I was unable to attend the festival, but it was great to win a bronze award :) Communication was excellent and it seems like an amazing networking opportunity. It isn't great that you need to pay so much for your own trophy if you win (should only have to pay for the shipping), but overall this is a great festival. Thank you so much!

    June 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Shannon . VSC is privileged to have the film makers like you all with us . We remain committed to ensure to extend the right platform with right exposure on a true global audience perspective to all film makers like you . Stay connected

  • Alex Azmi

    A Beautiful festival!
    Very professional, responsive, and a very high-quality Team!

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Alex, Thank you for your compliments , we are privileged .

    Thank you for choosing the true global platform to showcase your projects with a true global audience connect . Stay connected .

  • Paul de Métairy

    Great thanks for the Golden Awards as Best Film on Religion to my feature film "Teenagers". If "some people" in Sri Lanka had watched this film for better understanding between religions, they has not commit such crimes. Of course, without distribution..!
    Thanks for the trophy; the cristal globe reflects the rays in the whole room! It was very carefuly packed with papers, more efficient than plastic bubbles which explodes during transport.

    May 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Paul , Congratulations for achievement. Thank you for choosing the right global platform to showcase your talent to the global audience connect . thank you for appreciating our packaging as we truly take utmost care in shipment of each such precious possession of you .

  • Thank you Virgin Spring Cibefest for selecting “M Like Mobius”.

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Faranak , congratulations for your achievement , thank you for choosing the right global platform of such a most liked and desired festivals to showcase your talents with a true global audience connect . Stay connected .

  • Jeremiah Magoncia

    It's such an honor to get recognitions from VSC. This festival is very professional, legit, superb communication and supportive to filmmakers. I have nothing but positive and pleasant experience in joining this festival. Their website and social media accounts are also well updated. Worth it! Thank you!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Jeremiah, Congratulations for your achievement . thank you for your praising words , as we at VSC committed to ensure to provide you filmmakers the right platform , right audience , right recognition and right communication which u all deserve . Thank you for choosing the right platform of VSC to showcase your projects . Stay tuned , would like to see u again and again.