ABOUT CICFF

independent film distribution

Mission: The sole purpose of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival (CICFF), 2017 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.

CICFF is a monthly 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 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 a Q and A after the screening.

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

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.

In closing, CICFF guarantees outstanding selections each month, as the festival will be held on a monthly-basis. Hence we are going to create a culture that leads to “directors in the making” every month. Yes! That’s the perfect idiom for the Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.

festival committee

Festival Director

Victor Eustáquio

Producer, Screenwriter, Novelist and Composer

Victor Eustáquio is an award-winning film producer and screenwriter and the Director of Calcutta International Cult Film Festival. A novelist; screenwriter; film producer and composer, Victor currently lives in Portugal and holds a BA in Political Science and a PhD in African Studies. As COO of HLC Studios, Victor coordinates the company’s various distribution strategies to maximize the value of HLC’s content across all current and emerging digital exhibition platforms.

Members of the festival committee

Sandip Pratihar

         Controller

Eric J. Wickes

   Creative Director

Arindam Bhunia

Programing Director

Shevaun C. Kastl

      Line Executive

Daniela Lucato

     Line Executive

Yubo Fernandez

     Line Executive

Miguel Angel Barroso García

Creative Consultant

Panchali Kar

    Line Executive

 

Sara Eustaquio

        Line Executive

Diane Smith

  Creative Consultant

Anastasiya Kharchenko

Creative Consultant

Shailik Bhaumik

        Chairman