CALCUTTA INTERNATIONAL CULT FILM FESTIVAL (CICFF):
Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF) is a unique initiative of HLC Studios. The sole purpose of festival is to develop a film culture that inspires and brings together cross-culturalinnovations. 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 audience to their new work. We also welcome established Art-house filmmakers, who have already produced a major contribution to the art of filmmaking.
CICFF is a festival celebrating the arts, liberation and independence. We promote liberated platforms for all independent filmmakers throughout the World. And, irrespective of their subject matter, we will assure an international platform for them all.
CICFF is a monthly live film festival with an annual LIVE screening of the selected films . Each month 20 films from each category will be Officially Selected and out of them one film will receive the Best of Category award. In each month we’ll publish an academic and detailed review of the award winning films in our International film magazine CULT CRITIC™. In addition, the best of each month’s category will compete with all the others at the end of the year and the best of the best in each category will receive the prestigious GOLDEN FOX AWARD ™and they will be screened in the presence of a live audience.
The annual event which will take place in Kolkata in December, 2017 will be a glamorous red carpet premiere with international press conferences and gala parties 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 a Q and A after the screening.
At CICFF, we will be providing incentives for winning films, and present promotional strategies for the winning films and their directors.
First we will conduct an Interview with the director which will be 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.
For more information, please visit our website www.hlc-cicff.com
THE CULT CRITIC COLLECTION (TCCC):
The Cult Critic Collection is an innovative marketing & distribution platform which focuses on licensing critical classic and contemporary cult films and selling them to cinephiles. The project is an initiative of CULT CRITIC film magazine to discover, showcase and distribute Independent Art-house Cult Cinemas throughout the world. TCCC project is not a film festival. It’s a complete promotion and distribution solution for the selected films. The selected films will be awarded with the prestigious Cult Classic Medal of Honour & Badge and will be listed in the GOLDEN COLLECTION OF CULT CLASSIC, a hard copy film encyclopaedia which will be published annually and will be circulated to all the reputed academic organizations of the world. Not only that the program will provide the film Cult Classic prestige, market it and make it go viral.
The Mission of this project is to discover exceptional art-house cult cinema from all over the world, awarding them the prestigious Cult Classic Medal of Honour & Badge and market them worldwide. The project has been initiated to provide a supportive platform for the exceptionally talented independent cult filmmakers who have taken the risk of making offbeat films and help them to market and distribute their films. Another important aspect of this project is to introduce more people to cult cinema and develop a permanent audience base. 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. TCCC project is a venture dedicated to the discovery and development of new Artists and Audiences.
For more information, please visit our website www.hlc-cultcritic.com/cult-critic-collection/
VIRGIN SPRING CINEFEST (VS CINEFEST):
Virgin Spring Cinefest is the platform that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognitions for their film. 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 monthly winners will then compete to be screened at our annual event. The event aims to create a strong relationship between filmmakers, producers and distributors from all over the world.