Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

CICFF // Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

7th edition

Jun 11 - Jun 11, 2017
Kolkata, India

Open Call May 03, 2017 - Jun 04, 2017  Open to Public Competitive Market Special Fees

Festival type Real Venue Festival
Types of films
Film length Full length, Mid-length, Short
Genre Action, Adventure, Alternative, Art, Avantgarde, B-Movie, Biography, Burlesque, Classics, Comedy, Comedy drama, Crime, Culture, Dance, Dark comedy, Drama, Dramedy, Environmental, Family, Fantastic, Fantasy, Film noir, Flash, Foreign, Health, Hip Hop, History, Horror, Human rights, Independent, Kids, LGBT, Live Action, Medical, Melodrama, Microcinema, Mockumentary, Music, Musical, Mystery, Nature, News, , Parody, Post modern, Realism, Reality, Religious, Road Trip, Romance, Romantic comedy, Satire, Science, Science fiction, Silent movie, Social issues, Spiritual, Sports, Surreal, Thriller, Transgender, Underground, Urban, War, Western

Mission / description Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) is an official member of the British Film Institute, in London, and of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, in New York.

CICFF is a monthly live screening film festival, opened in November 2016, with a yearly live screening mega event in the City of Joy scheduled for October 2017. The monthly live screenings take place at the end of each month at Indira Cinema (one of the most prestigious film venues of Kolkata).

Mission: The sole purpose of CICFF is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-cultural innovations that enrich people’s lives with entertainment: and services that inform, educate and entertain.

The event's goals are to introduce more people to art-house cinema. We would like to see films made primarily for aesthetic and philosophical reasons. We believe that a story driven by a genuine expression can stimulate new thoughts that have the power to promote the fundamental principles of humanism; expand creative frontiers; stimulate new levels of compassion, and even lead to social change. The Festival is an organization dedicated to the discovery and development of new Artists and Audiences. The Festival seeks to support and inspire independent film and theatre artists from all over the world, and to introduce audiences to their new work. We also welcome established Art-house filmmakers, who have already produced a major contribution to the art of filmmaking.

Each month more than 50 films from the different categories are officially selected and out of them at least one per category is awarded. The most representative are monthly screened in Calcutta and have a free academic and detailed review published at our International film magazine CULT CRITIC (http://hlc-cultcritic.com), shared at respective IMDb pages (if applicable). All these monthly winners are automatically qualified for the annual live screening gala in the City of Joy and can be nominated for the prestigious GOLDEN FOX AWARDS (the best of the best). The gala will be held in October 2017, at the same time that PIAZZA DI CINEMA, our world film market event.

The annual event will be a glamorous red carpet premiere with press conferences and gala parties at Kolkata in the presence of international movie celebrities. The participants will have excellent opportunities to exchange their ideas, ideologies and cultural innuendoes. The winners will have a chance to meet with the audience and participate in Q&A after the screening.

CICFF is a division of Human Lab Corporation, a leading International film production and distribution company.

Awards & Prizes
All projects officially selected in each month receive the CICFF laurel and certificate, and are rated at their IMDb pages (if applicable).
All monthly Award Winners receive the CICFF laurel and customized certificate.

Each month, the most representatives of monthly award winners are screened in Kolkata, at Indira Cinema, 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.

The awards are given in the follow categories:
Best Director
Best Young Filmmaker (under 18)
Best Debut Filmmaker
Best Cinematography
Best Editing
Best Sound Designing
Best Actor
Best Actress
Best Supporting Actor
Best Supporting Actress
Best Narrative Feature
Best Documentary Film
Best Experimental Film
Best Short Film
Best Student Film
Best VR/AR and 360º Film
Best Drone Film
Best Web and New Media Film
Best Mobile Film
Best Horror/Science Fiction Feature Film
Best Women’s Film
Best Film on Women
Best LGBT Film
Best Animated Film
Best Family/Children Film
Best Educational Film
Best Film on Disability Issue
Best Film on Religion
Best Film on Nature/Environment/Wildlife
Best Travel Film
Best Silent Film
Best One Minute Film
Best Postmodern Film
Best Free Speech Film
Best Television/Pilot Program or Series
Best Commercial/Advertisement
Best Music Video
Best Film Score/Soundtrack
Best Trailer/Teaser
Best Film/Video Poster
Best Photography
Best Treatment/ Synopsis
Best Short Script
Best Feature Script

Besides MAIN AWARDS, it can be given also OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS in the different categories. You may see the last award winners in this link: http://www.hlc-cicff.com/blog.

Each year we select the Best of the Best (from the pool of all award winners from all categories) and the prizes are the HLC’s prestigious GOLDEN FOX awards + plus Live Screenings in the theatre at Kolkata.
2017 Winners will have a chance to meet with audience and participate at Q&A after screening.

We will be providing incentives for winning films, and present promotional strategies for the winning films and their directors. First we conduct an Interview with the director which is posted in our HLC portal, plus a published review by one of our esteemed writers from CULT CRITIC magazine. But that's not all: CICFF will take you global with international distribution opportunities for your films.
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Festival website http://www.hlc-cicff.com

Rate Favorite Share Submit your film SELECT SUBMISSION CATEGORY Animated Films (Any length) Best Actor (Fiction /Any length) Best Actress (Fiction /Any length) Best Director (Any Length) Commercial / Advertisement (Any length) Debut Filmmaker (1st or 2nd Film) (Any length) Documentary Films (Any length) Drone Films (Any length) Educational Films (Any length) Experimental Films (Any length) Family/Children Films (Any length) Feature Scripts Film Score - Soundtrack Film/Video Poster Films on Disability Issue (Any length) Films on Nature / Environment / Wildlife (Any length) Films on Religion (Any length) Films on Women (Any Length) Free Speech (Any length) Horror / Science Fiction / Genre Feature Films (Above 60 minutes) LGBT Films (Any length) Mobile Films (Any length) Music Video (Any length) Narrative Features (Above 60 minutes) One Minute Films Photography (Photos from film set included) Postmodern Films (Any length) Short Films (Less than 30 minutes) Short Scripts Silent Films (Any length) Student Films (Any length) Television / Pilot Program or Series (Any length) Trailer/Teaser (5 minutes or less) Travel Films (Any length) Treatment / Synopsis Virtual Reality (VR) / Augmented Reality (AR) and 360° Video (Any length) Web and New Media (Any length) Wedding / Pre wedding Video (Any length) Women's Films (Any length) Young Filmmaker (Under 18) (Any length)

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