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Virgin Spring Cinefest is an Official Member of Film Society of Lincoln Centre - New York, University of Cambridge – UK, ICA – Boston, AFI - California , UCLA - Los Angeles.

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 on 22nd and 23rd October 2018. The monthly live screenings takes 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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  • Front Foot Entertainment

    it's so encouraging to get a gold award from such a prestigious cinefest.

    May 2018
  • This is one of the best festivals we have submitted our film. The communication of festival organizers was second to none. Calcutta being the cultural capital of India, we were so excited to submit our films to this festival thinking that our film is competing against the best in the world. We have won three awards in this festival and look forward to submitting more films in the future.

    May 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Vigil,
    We are delighted to have your film at our festival. It is always an honor to have bright filmmakers like you submitting to our festival and associating with us. We look forward to having you with us again.

  • So happy i was awarded winner for my tv show treatment forbidden Secrets.

    May 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Salena,
    It is completely our pleasure to have your work in our festival.
    Congratulations once again.

  • The Empty Space Production

    really nice experience to got Gold Award for my film, The Last Page ,and also selected for screening in Kolkata.
    Nice communication, and quality of judgment.

    May 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Vishal,
    The last page is a great film. It was thoroughly enjoyed by all at the screening too.
    Congratulations once again. We look forward to more projects from you.

  • I’’m honored my play, “Dakota Caves - 2 Miles” won Best Short script. This story has garnered over 70 awards worldwide. So rest assured you are in great company. And now this wonderful festival is on this scripts resume. Good job. Take care. Cherish time.

    R J Rogers...

    May 2018
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Robert,
    It was splendid to have your film in our festival and we could be prouder. We hope to see more work from your end soon. Congratulations once again.