cicff awards

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 The Rotary Club of Calcutta, 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:

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.
2021 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.


cicff certificate