Submit your Short Film and get it showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival in 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. (NOTE: Screenings are now held in private to maximize the audience feedback video you will receive.)

– 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.

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.

If your film is not formally accepted, email the festival and we will send you the committee's feedback notes on your film submission.

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
  • François Manceaux

    Thank you to Festival. Very prood to win the award of best feature film !

    November 2023
  • Vanessa Neff

    The Chicago FEEDBACK Film Festival was extremely helpful to me as a first time filmmaker. The response from the viewers not only let me know if I was able to tell the story as intended, it gave me fresh perspectives. Getting feedback from a viewpoint that differed from my own showed me how others see and interpret my film.
    In addition, the turnaround was quick and I am very grateful for the award of Best Short Form Short Film.
    Unfortunately, I was vacationing and traveling and was not able to respond to the email with interview questions in a timely manner. If it's not too late, I would still be happy to do so now!
    Thank you. I recommend this festival!

    November 2023
  • susan lim

    An amazing film festival with great visibility and networking opportunities, and helpful communicative staff , a real pleasure to have participated , thank you !

    September 2023

  • A truly impressive and effective festival. After all, we create films not for the sake of certificates and awards, but for the sake of the viewers - and that is what this festival does in a wonderful way.
    We sincerely thank the Chicago FEEDBACK Film Festival Jury for awarding our projects: SALUT, and AVE GRADIVA as the festival winners (August 2023).
    All our warm love and regards from TEL AVIV to CHICAGO! Yuri Riklis & BELLA DORA CINECREATIONS Team

    September 2023
  • Harlan Shield

    Thank you to everyone at Chicago Feedback Film Festival for making my film, DIRT ROAD, an official selection. Receiving an award was an unexpected surprise for me. It was such an amazing feeling, and I truly appreciate it.
    Watching the feedback from viewers and peers was an awesome experience. It has motivated me to get started on another one.
    Thank you again FEEDBACK!

    August 2023