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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

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Networking
  • Jek Jumawan

    Thank you so much for the 2 awards we received from our short film Pas-an (Carried Burdens)- Silver Winner for Best Actor and Gold Winner for Film on Disability Issue. Hoping for the best in the incoming annual awarding for our short film Pas-an. More power!

    July 2020
  • Dale Jakubowski

    I am very grateful and honored to have had the opportunity to exhibit my latest film; Springtime Odyssey at the Virgin Spring CIneFest. I am also very flattered to have received The Gold Award for the Amateur Film Maker Category, as well as The Silver Award for both the Documentary and the Nature/Environment/Wildlife Categories. I look forward to submitting further works to the Virgin Spring CineFest in the future. Thank you again for this great honor.

    June 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Dale, It is our great privilege to find such an outstanding appreciations from you. Congratulations on your achievement.
    Would be happy to work with you again.

  • Tommaso Miceli

    The Virgin Spring Cinefest is open to new cinematographic languages and wants to reward independent film-makers who present new ideas framed in a cinematographic syntax that is not strictly orthodox. To have won with our first work entitled “Miracle! Mother Nature has appeared to me” fills us with immense satisfaction.

    July 2020
  • Jacques Lipkau-Goyard

    GRAZIE ! (Thanks) from Italy. Honoured to have received the Award for "Ciao Anita". Thank you for considering our film. Grazie Kolkata!

    July 2020
  • Yaro Ghillis

    VSC is a vibrant, well-organised festival with a multitude of submission options. It was a pleasure to be part of the event.
    Thank you for recognising our film with Best Actor award!

    July 2020