Virgin Spring Cinefest (3)


08 May 2019
Call for entries

13 Apr 2019
Early deadline

20 Apr 2019
Standard deadline

30 Apr 2019
Late deadline

07 Jun 2019
Festival closed

18 Jun 2019
Notification date

22 Jun 2019
22 Jun 2019


12A, Central Road, Jadavpur,  700032, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Festival description
Short Films >1' 39'<
Feature Films >40' 180'<

Festival requirements
 Music Video
 Any Genre
 Any Theme
 Has submission fees
 International Festival
 Physical Location
 Production date: Any
 Production countries: Any
 Shooting countries: Any
 Director nationalities: Any
 Debut Films 
 School projects 
 Any language
 Any language
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Festival start: 22 June 2019      Festival end: 22 June 2019

Virgin Spring Cinefest is an ISO 9001:2015 Certified Film Festival and an IMDb Award Listing Qualifier. VS CINEFEST is a monthly live screening international film festival. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at the auditorium of HLC Studios in Kolkata.

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.


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.

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 in Kolkata, at the auditorium of HLC Studios, 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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