VS CINEFEST is a monthly live screening international film festival. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the below mentioned venue.

Rotary Sadan

94/2, Chowringee Rd,
Maidan, Kolkata,
West Bengal 700020

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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Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Robert David Duncan

    I totally love this festival. The team is wonderful at communicating with filmmakers and making a beautiful and encouraging event. We are so grateful to have had our films recognized and thank the Virgin Springs Cinefest for all the great work they do in supporting and elevating the work of indie filmmakers! Highly recommended.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Robert . Congratulations . Thank your for such a lot of appreciative words . As you correctly said , we always remain committed in supporting and elevating the indie film makers to their deserving level of recognition . Stay connected .

  • It is one of those festival which is motivating new and young film makers,5stars from my side.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Asif . Congratulations and Thank you for your high rating on us . We feel privileged. Yes as you said, we remain committed on our task of supporting the risk taking indie film makers to have a right exhibition of their film on a perspective of viewing and judging by a true global audience and jury team with a right deserving recognition . Stay connected .

  • Brent Duncan

    This is a festival worth entering. Wonderful staff.

    August 2019
  • K K

    This the wonderful platform to showcased films with this organisation. Not only was it a great event they also genuinely cared about the film's message.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear K K .Congratulations and thank you for your appreciating words . Yes as you rightly said we do care v much for the risk taking film makers in al aspect to make them show case their projects to the global audiences with a deserving recognition .

  • Rebecca Rauch-Thane

    The Film Festival is highly professional and open to all levels of film making. Gives the newcomers to the Festival the red carpet treatment and you will not regret submitting to this competition.
    It is great the feeling of winning and award but is far greater to have the opportunity to show your work and tell your story to the world.

    July 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Rebecca , Thank you for your such a bouquet of appreciation . We remain highly privileged. As you very rightly said , yet is the most right global platform to the new risk taking independent film makers to tell your story to the world with a right on time support , right communication and right recognition and all by our office team and jury team located across the world and of course the loving audience . Stay connected .