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 August 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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Francesca Zanni

    Really professional and valuable festival. Great communication and quickly respond. I’m grateful and honored that my music video ADAM was awarded in this festival!

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Francesca , Thank you for your valuable appreciation . Yes we always try to have a faster and correct communication to make the film makers feel at ease to be with us in their expectation of having a right platform to showcase their talents with a true global connect through us .

  • Virgin Spring Cinefest was an absolute joy. I loved the process I engaged in with Cinefest & I would recommend this venue to all independent filmmakers. I feel safe in telling you that you will be pleased with your experience.

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Armand . Thank you v much . Yes you are correct VSC and other festivals of HLC are the most safest , recommended , appreciated , accepted , loved and desired platform for all the film makers of the universe to showcase their talents to the right global connect of audience and partners they need to progress for their films .

  • It is a great honor for our film MISTIGRI to be Premiered in Kolkata. So much symbols matching with our expression...
    You are part of our history. Thank you.

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Fabrice . yes we also feel privileged to be a part of your history and would like to continue to see you again with your such talented works to be showcased in our glorious platform which always works to give u all the right exposure , right connection with other film fraternities across the globe .

  • Dante Majorana

    Very nice festival, very nice people.It gives the opportunity to first time filmmakers to show their efforts and put them in touch with others. Thanks Virgin Spring and we'll follow you in the future

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Dante , Thank you for your nice words on us . We sincerely look forward to see u again with your such talented works to provide you the right platform of showcasing your films in front of the global audience and with a cross cultural togetherness under one roof .

  • Celluloid films

    Greatful, Honoured, & Overwhelmed by the awarding jury. Abhiyog : Student film (Gold Award)

    February 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Celluloid Films , Congratulations for your achievement. we sincerely look forward to see you again with more such talented works to help u to showcase your films in front of the cross cultural right audience with right exposure of your work .