NOTE: This festival is still taking place each month. All festival dates have been relegated to private screenings with the same Audience FEEDBACK videos made for the short & feature films, and recorded script readings performed by professional actors for the screenplays. This is our way of showing community over distance so everyone around the world can experience our Audience Feedback videos.

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

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

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

Overall Rating
  • Thank you guys so much for interviewing myself and Thomas McIntosh in the festival this year, truly is an honor. Thank You

    October 2021
  • Johnny Antonini

    What an awesome thing for young filmmakers like myself. The video feedback we got was so cool to hear. Overall, it really made me personally feel like I was doing the right thing in making films. This festival has inspired me to make more!

    October 2021
  • This was one of the best festivals I've participated in as a filmmaker. The organizers were nice and the opportunities they give you are great! The Feedback video alone is worth the submission! That's one of the best things you could have to show people to help them appreciate the value of your work. It's one thing to make a film, it's another to see people intellectually analyzing your work. I loved it! Also, the opportunity to be a part of a podcast interview was awesome as well! I feel like this festival doesn't just pat you on the back and say, "Good job, kid!" They actually SHOW you that they value your hard work! My film "The Depression of Detective Downs 2: On Depression's Edge" also won an award at this festival, which I'm VERY appreciative for and will never forget!

    September 2021
  • Margaret Chmiel

    Very cool concept for a festival! Thank you guys so much for the feedback. The pandemic has meant that its so much harder to connect with audiences watching your film at festivals that this feedback was like an oasis. I would recommend this festival, especially for newer filmmakers with no reservation. The video feedback was wonderfully produced to boot!

    August 2021
  • Joshua Mullins

    It's so nice to have honest feedback from people around the county! I would submit to this festival again for sure.

    August 2021