**** Submission Fees: $10 USD exclusively on FilmFreeway till January 3,2021****

We would like to inform you that there will be no cancellation or postponement of our Festivals operations for this COVID 19 issue. Festival team along with Honourable juries remain committed to continue the festival operations as per prevailing schedule and process.
All our screening events will remain currently postponed due to prevailing restrictions and will be scheduled for the first safe opportunity, once this current situation is over.

Virgin Spring Cinefest (VSC) is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.

All monthly winners of the period from September 2019 to October 2020 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
  • Honoured to have taken part in this festival. They accept feature length experimental films (including videopoetry), and that makes the Virgin Spring Festival particularly interesting.

    January 2021
  • Srikanth Amudalapalli

    Very efficient and prompt communication. Definetly recommend submission. Good encouragement to all categories. Thank you Virgin Spring Cinefest

    January 2021
  • Robert Isenberg

    I was honored to have not one but two films in the festival—and overjoyed to receive wins for both. I appreciate the prompt communication through FilmFreeway and the great number of categories, many of them celebrating diversity and empowerment.

    My one curiosity was about the festival’s social media accounts, which show very little of the festival itself, the people involved, etc. As someone who is as geographically far from Kolkata as a person can be, I would have loved to have connected more closely with the people involved.

    Otherwise, what a pleasure to participate in such an exciting event.

    January 2021
  • Professionally and efficiently run festival with prompt communication about selection and the screening processes. The results are also declared on time and communicated to the participants. Proud to have won an award for our Shortfilm as well. Highly recommended.

    January 2021
  • Julien Hudym

    A great and nice Festival. I'm really proud to see my short choosen. Gret communication too!

    January 2021