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Provide a list of top independent film festivals


Independent film festivals play a vital role in the film industry, providing a platform for filmmakers to showcase their filmsoutside the mainstream filmmaking system. These film festivals often celebrate creativity, innovation, and diversefilmmaking, giving a voice to independent filmmakers who may not have access to traditional film distribution channels.


1. Calcutta International Cult Film Festival

 CICFF is a platform that celebrates diversity and showcases the best films in Calcutta, sharing them on IMDb pages when applicable.


2. World Film Carnival – Singapore

World Film Carnival – Singapore stands as a thriving monthly live-screening film festival, taking place at various prestigious venues.


3. Swedish Academy of Motion Picture Awards

The Swedish Academy of Motion Picture Awards (SAMPA) is a prestigious and internationally renowned film festival based in the beautiful city of Stockholm, Sweden.


4. Virgin Spring Cinefest

VSC aims to create a platform that every filmmaker needs, in order to showcase and get recognition for their films. The objective of the Film Festival is to support independent filmmakers showcase their talents of filmmaking and give recognition to them in front of the world's audience.


5. Druk International Film Festival (DIFF)

Druk International Film Festival (DIFF) is a monthly live screening of film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Annual Screening & Awards Show Event in the land of natural paradise Paro in Bhutan.


6. Dhaka International Cultural Film Festival

DICFF is a live screening film festival, in Bangladesh. DICFF aims to present a global platform for the budding filmmakers and support independent filmmakers to showcase their creativity and give recognition to them in front of the global audience.


7. Dubai International Cine Carnival

Dubai International Cine Carnival offers the Indie filmmakers, a live screening of their film in front of a large audience, get prestigious awards and international recognition.


8. Cult Critic Movie Awards

CCMA promotes independent filmmakers by awarding, reviewing and exhibiting their films. This film festival is celebrated in Kolkata.


9. Luis Bunuel Memorial Awards

LBMA is dedicated to spotlighting the bold and inventive works of daring filmmakers worldwide, irrespective of budget constraints or recognizable names. These films, both aesthetically and thematically diverse, herald the emergence of visionary film directors, pushing the boundaries of filmmaking on a limited budget.


10. Tagore International Film Festival

TIFF is a monthly live screening of film, music, and screenwriting competition with a live Annual Screening & Award Show Event in one of India’s most important centres of Modern art, Shantiniketan, Bolpur.


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