Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

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All monthly winners of the period from September 2018 to October 2019 will be automatically 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 at the prestigious venue in Kolkata 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
  • Gateway Films Group

    Absolutely fantastic   Virgin Spring Cinefest   I am so proud that our film “IRUMBU” is  FINALIST here,  Thank you to the festival organizers for seeing the value in our film, and giving us a chance.  This festival gives up and coming filmmakers an opportunity to showcase their work and talent.  Happy to be a part of it.  Also, they were awesome with social media, and extremely responsive in regards to communicating with the filmmaker!  Thanks for all!!!  

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Gateway films, We are overwhelmed in such a warm appreciation on our festival and its process . We are highly privileged . Thank you very much. Look forward to see you back again in working with us to enjoy the same happy experience .

  • Great people!! Look forward to working with them again.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Thomas, Thank you , We feel privileged . We too look forward to see you again working with us.

  • Peggy Lane ORourke

    Excellent communication - thank you so much for recognizing and awarding Donna On The Go!!

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Peggy, Thank you for your appreciation and congratulations for your selection. Look forward to see more such good films from you.

  • Hisako Kobayashi

    Virgin Spring Cinefest is wonderful film festival! They sent us the monthly result very quick and kind feedback. So you don't need to wait for months. And if you win monthly award, you can be nominee to get annual Golden Galaxy Award. I really love this system, because participants can have joyfulness twice! I think other movie festival should do this system too. I am very happy and feel honor to be winner in Virgin Spring Cinefest! I really recommend you here :)

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Hisako, Thank you for your warm appreciations. Congratulations on your selections. Look forward to see more such good works from you.

  • Rajesh Roy

    First of all thanks VSC for selecting my first ever film "2 INCHES", which won the BEST SHORT FILM (GOLD AWARD), BEST SILENT FILM (GOLD AWARD) and BEST DEBUT FILMMAKER (SILVER AWARD). Great response and communication by the organizers. Kudos VSC.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Rajesh, Warm congratulations on your so many selections . Look forward to see more such good works from you.