NOTE: This festival is still taking place each week despite the COVID-19 virus. All festival dates have been relegated to private screenings with the same Audience FEEDBACK videos made for the short films, and recorded script readings performed by professional actors for the screenplays.

I was very moved and excited by watching the feedback video. It’s so amazing to see how people react.
– Erich Steiner, (Short Film, In the Still of the Night)

Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in Chicago. 1 event in 2019. 4 events in 2020. 12 events (monthly) in 2021.. Festival takes place at LOGAN Theatre in downtown Chicago.

The fastest growing film festival in the world today:

Your film will get screened in front of a large, broad audience.

– We are a feedback festival and you will actually hear what people and film lovers think of your film.

– Your film is screened and then talked about with the audience, lead by a Professional Industry moderator.

– We then post the audience feedback video online right after the festival for you to watch.

NEW Showcase: Submit your FEATURE FILM and receive an audience feedback promotional/testimonial video of your film. Great video to use to get into more festivals and/or promote your film. All submissions receive feedback on their film no matter what.

Screenplay winners get their work performed by professional actor and made into a film.

Accepted films get their film shown at a guarantee full house crowd. Then we turn the cameras on the audience after the film is screened and they'll receive an Audience FEEDBACK Video of your film.

1. Make a film. We screen SHORT FILMS of any genre. Length of films screened are from 10 seconds to 3 hours!

2. Send in your film link and press kit to chicago@wildsoundfestival.com

NOTE: If you don’t have a press kit, no problem. Just email in the:

Title of the Film
Length
Genre
Country of Origin
Director’s Name (and BIO if you can)
1-3 Line Synopsis of the Film

Overall Rating
Quality
Value
Communication
Hospitality
Networking
  • Thank you Chicago Feedback Film Festival for naming my short "Two Different Kinds of Love" best film in the showcase! This is a great festival. I really enjoyed receiving the audience feedback videos. All of the reviewers were very professional and detailed in their comments. Matthew and Allison are very communicative. Thanks again! Highly recommend this festival!

    November 2020
  • Mark Rose

    The real feedback we received from the attendees was outstanding and helped our Alaska Long Hunters team immensely. Thank for this great opportunity! Mark Rose

    November 2020
  • Renee Vaca

    I had a great experience with the Chicago Film Festival. The feedback alone was priceless and winning the best performance, for Last looks, was amazing to say the least. Hearing the feedback and getting a glimpse into peoples perceptions and understandings was an opportunity. It was gratifying to hear the threads I was trying to connect through the story actually made an impression. Nuances that I left in were welcomed with positive feedback. It reassured my quirky story telling has a place and an audience. Thank you to all the judges for their time, opinion, and perspective.

    October 2020
  • William Harper

    I'm honored that my film Transmigrations won best music and sound this year. The views were smart and insightful. One reviewer spoke of time-lapse as a medium where motion is revealed where we don't normally see it and that music operates similarly. I knew that about time-lapse but had not made the connection to how music manages time. I love this idea and thank the reviewer for it!

    July 2020
  • Chelses Venkadathu

    Great work and great feedback. Actually supportive and caring. Love the creative approach to still operate during COVID. Great work to the whole team . Hopefully we can come back w/our next film and there won't be a pandemic. Thanks Chicago FEEDBACK!

    June 2020