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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Livia Sampaio

    Is a wonderful platform to showcased films . Not only was it a great event. They have a very good communication. Thaks so much for the selection.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Livia, Thank you for your appreciation and admiration . We feel privileged and at the same time it encourages us to remain more high committed in our service to the indie film makers like you all. To showcase your film on the true global platform with right exhibition and right recognition.


  • This film festival is very good. Because he was kind to me in remote Japan.
    I wanted to see the reaction of screening if possible.
    It was nice to meet you. Thank you.

    September 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Yuu, We feel privileged in such a honorable appreciation.
    Sure we would be sharing the reaction of screening . Thank you for choosing the right global platform to showcase your project on a true global perspective.

  • Chuck Chapman

    Really enjoyed working with this festival and honored to have won! Great communication and wonderful people

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Chuck , congratulations and best wishes , privileged to see your appreciative words which makes us always inspired in our committed and dedicated service of right communications , right support , showcase of your project on a true global platform with global audience and juries and with a deserving recognition .

  • lilia moema Santana

    Congratulations to all who make Virgin Spring Cinefest. It was an honor to have my movie selected and awarded. A pleasant surprise! Thanks.

    October 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Lilia, Congratulations . Thank you for choosing the right global festival to showcase your talent to be exhibited on front of a global audience .

  • It was good and great experience

    August 2019
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Saumitra , Thank you for your good and enjoying experience in working with us while we always ensure to provide you the best communication support , best support in terms of showcasing your project on a true global platform with a deserving recognition too .