1st annual GOLDEN GALAXY AWARDS® will take place in November 2018 at Kolkata. Call for entry open till SEPTEMBER, 2018

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Virgin Spring Cinefest is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and 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 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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  • THANK YOU FOR AWARDING MY SHORT FILM D.A.T.E at your esteem film festival!!!! its a huge honour for a 1st time film maker to receive such a platform!!!

    September 2018
  • Christophe Mavroudis

    Nice festival, great communiucation. So Good to be part of it !

    September 2018
  • GEETA SAHAI

    Proud to be a part of this festival and win an award. The organisers are friendly and encouraging. Liked every bit of my interaction with them. A very special thanks to the jury.

    September 2018
  • Really honoured to have my two book trailers, Eternal and Foretold, win the Silver Award. Excellent, friendly and prompt communication with festival crew. Great opportunities for networking and further exposure to industry professionals!

    September 2018
  • I am very proud and thrilled to hear that my first short film won the gold award for best student film.
    A very special thanks to the judge panel and organizers. a really must submit film festival as they take films to the heart and they value the work of new independent filmmakers especially students who are away from spotlights.

    September 2018