Virgin Spring Cinefest (VSC) is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Organization and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier.
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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
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Thank you kindly Virgin Spring Cinefest. We are very proud that our TV series Pilot film, WIENERLAND is an AWARD WINNER for BEST TV SERIES at your prestigious Virgin Spring Cinefest 2020

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear David, Warm Congratulations on your such brilliant achievement. Thank you for your kind appreciations on us. Would be happy to work with you again.

  • Brice Blanloeil

    Great festival great team great time !

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Brice. Such a one liner powerful statement of appreciation is of great recognition to us as we understand such a statement of a high appreciation only comes from a utmost satisfaction working with the festivals . We are privileged in such a high appreciation. Thank you . Would be looking forward to work with you again.

  • cameron moon

    Beautiful festival run by lovely people. Delightful communications and excellent accolades. Wonderful. One of the best! x

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Cameron, Such a wonderful and outstanding appreciations from a talented film makers like you is just a high reward for us being able to make you highly satisfied in our service for best deserving global exposure and recognition of your project. Thank you very much. Would be happy to work with you again.

  • Aswin Ramachandran

    Virgin Spring Cinefest awarded me the Silver Award in Best Short Film Category for my short film "Wolf & Duce". Its very special because its the first time, my film has got an award. I was very impressed the prompt communication from the festival team. Thanks a lot guys.

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Aswin, Congratulations on your such wonderful first ever selections, that also on such a true global platform. Your being impressed on our communication part was of a great joy for us as we always try to ensure that each and every query of you are been answered with in the best and fastest possible time with a solutions to make you feel happy and in convenience. Would be happy to work with you again.

  • RANADIP MANDAL

    VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST is one of the reputed film festivals whose organizers and jury members of well repute understand and feel it deeply that a movie is crafted not only with money but by an ardent passion , creativity of its highest level and with unstinted cooperation of every individual involved in making a particular film. I have felt , from the very first day of interaction with the festival organizers that they are always there to assist me. All the members of Virgin Spring Cinefest have never ever forgotten in replying to my queries. And I have always found that they have tried their utmost to make me and my entire team feel good every time with updates, suggestions and fruitful guidance. THANK YOU ALL for all the support and a "BIG THANĶS" for making my film , "SATYER SANDHANE- IN SEARCH OF TRUTH" an award winner ( GOLD) in the Debut Filmmaker category.

    March 2020
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    Response from festival:

    Dear Ranadip, We are highly privileged in such a overwhelming detail elaborate high appreciations of us and our every step pf operations in the service of all best possible support to the most talented film makers like you all . We take your such a high appreciation as our reward of our dedicated hard work to the service for the independent film makers. Thank you very much. Would be happy to work with you again.