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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  • Olga and Andrii Andreiev

    We would like to thank the organizers of this wonderful festival!
      Were very happy to take part in this event with his film. We hope in the future many more times to be participants of your festival. Thank! Andrew and Olga from Ukraine!

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Olga and Andrew , Thank you for choosing the right global platform to showcase your projects with a true global audience connect .

  • Deeptanshu Sinha

    Appreciative of talented and upcoming filmmakers

    April 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Deeptanshu , yes right u are . All the independent film makers of any nature are extremely important to us as it is our mission to support such film makers to provide them the right global platform of showcasing their talents with a true global audience connect .

  • Herman Perera

    Happy that I chose to enter my short film "DEEPER" to Virgin Spring Cinefest. The film won 4 awards in FEB & MAR (2 Gold, 1 Silver & 1 Bronze) and was screened twice to date. Feel humbled. Great communicators. Will definitely submit my future productions. Very grateful to the team at Virgin Spring Cinefest. Best wishes for all there future efforts

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Harman , Congratulations for your achievements. Thank u for choosing the right global platform for showcasing your talents and projects with a true global connect with a right , on time , friendly professional communication and support .

  • Derrick Johnson

    I'm eternally grateful to Virgin Spring Cinefest. They were the first film festival where I won an award for my films. Thank you for this great honor and please continue to reach out filmmakers of all genres and persuasions.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Derrick, Congratulations for your achievement . Thank you for choosing the right global platform to showcase your talents with a true global connect of audience .

  • Thank you Virgin Spring Cinefest, I am delighted to receive such an award.

    March 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Douglas , Congratulations for your achievement . Thank you for choosing the very right global film festival which is designed and dedicated for the film makers like u all to provide u the right global platform to showcase your talents on a true global connect .