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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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Networking
  • Huge honour to have my Film associated with such a prestigious festival. Had an amazing experience and managed to win 2 awards. Was extremely delighted with how well the certificates looked and can't wait to receive my trophies. The people behind this festival were so welcoming and professional I'd recommend any filmmaker to submit to this festival.

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Dean , Such an warm appreciation and high recommendation on our festival and the process of operations are the highest award to us . We feel highly privileged. Congratulations on your such outstanding achievement. Sincerely look forward to see you again with such brilliant work of art.

  • 도회 박

    It`s the best film festival in the world!!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Filmmaker, in this single line of a highest appreciation and recommendation has touched us deeply. This is the highest award we look forward from all talented film makers like you all against all our dedicated committed service to you all for the most deserving right global exposure of your projects with a deserving recognition.

  • Machiel van den Heuvel

    Amazing festival! A Jury with high standards and many opportunities to win awards! I will definitely send in my next film!
    Thank you very much for your award and wish you all the best with supporting independent filmmaking!

    February 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Machiel, Thank you very much for such an warm appreciation and a high confidence imposed on us . This is truly highly inspiring and felt privileged to us . Congratulations for your selections. Will sure look forward to work with you again.

  • I am honored and very thankful that "Binky's World" has been selected as an AWARD WINNER for the 25th monthly season of the Virgin Spring Cinefest. I am all too familiar with organizations that are happy to accept a submission - for a price - but, once the fee is collected, never again get in touch. The Virgin Spring Cinefest is the exception. The organizers promised good communication and that's what they delivered. Bravo to them! They set an example we can only hope other festivals will follow! Thanks, again, Virgin Spring Cinefest.

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Robert . Thank you so much for such an warm soulful appreciation on us . In fact we feel privileged in offering our best support and service to the talented film makers like you all to ensure you have the right deserving recognition and exposure of your hard worked talented projects. We feel it is our mission and responsibility to do so .

  • Great Festival and great organization!

    January 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Edoardo, Thank you very much for your such a warm appreciation . We feel truly privileged for the same. Look forward to see more such good works from you on coming days.