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

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
  • 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
  • Melissa Lane

    Really great environment. I love that they have a discussion about each film with the audience and send you a video of the discussion. Overall a really great experience!

    March 2020
  • Sean Chandler

    I had a great experience with The Chicago FEEDBACK Film Festival! Having my script read by their talented actors and providing a recording of that reading was invaluable in the process of moving the project forward! I highly recommend this festival!!!

    February 2020
  • I was honored to screen my film, COLLIDE, at the Chicago FEEDBACK Film Festival. There are two reason why this festival is unique. First, the festival is FREE to attend and the organized reach out to meet-up groups to further promote the festival. Consequently, the event is well attended. Second, the feedback was very informative. I was able to hear unbiased feedback on my film from total strangers. In fact, the audience was not aware that filmmakers were in the audience until the end of the event, so I feel they spoke freely. Moreover, the organizer creates a Youtube video of the responses to the film that I will be using to promote the film on social media. Overall I am very impressed with this concept. Well done!

    November 2019