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

VS CINEFEST is an international live screening film festival, with a yearly live screening mega award event in the City of Joy, Kolkata (India) scheduled in November 2018. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious heritage movie venues of Kolkata).

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 monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers, and distributors from all over the world.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the Golden Galaxy Award (Best film of the year) in October 2018.

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 Indira Cinema, 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.

The winners from each month will be screened each year at an annual live festival which includes filmmaker Q&As, stalls, special guests and awards presentations. All the monthly winners will also compete for the GOLDEN GALAXY AWARD (Best film of the year) in October, 2018

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

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  • JAROSLAW GOGOLIN

    It was a great pleasure to take a part at the Virgin Spring Festival!! Great even!! Because it was first annual event I though it would be very small and limited but...I was wrong. It was full of events both cultural and film focused once. Although this was first year but those guys have huge experience already due to monthly competitions that gives 12 small film festivals per year!! And they well cope with it!! Congratulations are in order to the organisers!! Most certainly I will attend the next one as soon as I will make another film :)

    December 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Thank you for your kind words. We are obliged that you attended the event and made us feel that you are a part of Virgin Spring Cinefest team. Filmmakers are the soul of film festivals. Your presence has made us proud and honored. We are waiting to meet you again at our next event. Keep up your good work and best of luck for your next venture.

  • Pooja Singh

    awesome festival. thankyou for awarding my film in best debut filmmaker category

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Pooja,
    It's always a great feeling to hear from you. We look forward to working with you again.
    Wish you the best for your next projects.

  • 2 Film

    We loved this festival! Very grateful to participate. Thank you

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    DearTeam,
    It's always a great feeling to hear from you. It's been great to review such amazing works. We look forward to working with you again.
    Wish you the best for your next projects.

  • Thank you for the prize! I am very glad about it!

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Katrin,
    Thanks for your kind words. We look forward to working with you again.
    Wish you the best for your next projects.

  • SOURAV NEAL

    It's a great festival won the GOLD AWARD for THE COMMON MIND & now hope for the best for the Golden Galaxy Award,feeling positive.Great communication,great quality.Will attend the annual gala on 29th november at kolkata. Thank you VSF.

    November 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Sourav,
    Thanks for your kind words. It's been great to review such amazing works.
    Keep making amazing films of art and keep submitting in our festival.
    All the best for your future works of art.