Festival occurs 24 times a year at our Los Angeles and Toronto events. At least twice a month. See website for next events: https://documentaryshortfilmfestival.com/
Festivals takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada. And at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

NOTE: The world has begun to open up and limitations will be set for us to guarantee our sold out events with audience feedback. So we have created a hybrid festival with 4 tiers to enhance your film and your festival experience. All accepted films receive all four tier options:

Tier #1 - Your film plays at either a public live event where we will record the audience reactions of your short or feature and then send you the feedback video. Or, it plays at a private festival event where the audience will record their comments/reactions to your film on their camera or phone, then we edit them and send you a promotional video. No matter what you will receive a promotional video of your film of people commenting on your film.

Tier #2 (optional) - We put up your film live on our Vimeo stream for 30 hours and invite a select industry audience to watch it. With this system, some films have already received a distribution deal as many platforms are looking for solid feature and short documentaries. We can not guarantee anything of course but this has been very helpful to many in the past. (see testimonials below)

Then (Tier #3) we will send you a list of questions to answer for our blog interview that will promote you and your film. Then after that (Tier #4) we will set up a podcast interview on our popular ITunes show where will we chat with you about the process of how the film was made.

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Why the this is the fastest growing Documentary 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 industry 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.


Read more testimonials of recent filmmakers who had their short documentary film showcased at the festival:

Watching the reactions of (German Shepherd) at the FEEDBACK Festival does not become more meaningful than that. When your film reaches and audience that respond in such way, it´s pure joy.
– Nils Bergendal, Director “German Shepherd”

Hearing the audience’s responses compelled me to raise the bar of what I should have expected from myself in making this film. The feedback video is a great concept and I cannot express how important it was to have it as a record of the viewing experience at time when I could not be present for the screening.
– Vinit Parmar, Director “Quest for Energy”

I’ve had my work shown in festivals before but I’ve never had the experience of being in a room with 100 people all engaging in a discussion about a film I made. The coolest part of it was seeing that people in audience who I didn’t think would enjoy the film giving positive feedback about it. I always pictured that you would need to have some sort of understanding of death-metal music to enjoy the film but I couldn’t be more pleased to discover that wasn’t the case.
– Sean Singh, Director of “Suburban Deathcore”

I was thrilled with the audience response to the film. Some people in particular really “got” it, pointing to the words “and yet” in the opening haiku as the hint of hopefulness in the film. The shot of the school of fish shifting direction connotes that hope of a shift in consciousness.
– Elizabeth Thompson, Director of “This Dewdrop World”

Watching the audience feedback on my film made me so happy. I wish I could have been there. I love people who are open minded and ready to see with their heart. And I love cinema. As most of the people there love movies too.
– Laura Lehmus, Director of “Alienation”

It’s always nice to hear feedback. I am glad that a lot of the audience saw Jeff as an inspiration to be yourself no matter what others might think of you.
– March Mercanti, Director of “Toy Boy”

I was very grateful for the feedback video and the audience comments. It was wonderful to hear what the audience thought of the film. Out of the nearly 300 film festivals that have screened Not Anymore: A Story of Revolution, none have ever provided me a feedback video and it was greatly appreciated.
– Matthew Van Dyke, Director of “NOT ANYMORE: A STORY OF REVOLUTION”

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.

Submitted films get their short documentary film showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival where you will receive an audience feedback video of your film.

Accept short films in the documentary category between 1 to 45 minutes in length.

We also accept feature films in the documentary category between 46 minutes and 3 hours in length.

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  • Drew Petrimoulx

    What a great festival! The audience video reviews they put together were amazing. So great to be able to hear directly from the people who watched!

    October 2021
  • What a great operation; attention to detail and real heart behind discovering and promoting these films. These folks are a class act. I'm so glad we submitted our film here.

    October 2021
  • Roger Sorkin

    What a terrific festival. Thank you for all you do!

    September 2021
  • maurizio benazzo

    Beautiful! Such an honor to be part of this event! It is always great to deal with humans with their heart in the right place!

    August 2021
  • Bongo Bill

    This is an awesome festival. The audience feedback is a great way to hear what others have to say about your documentary.

    August 2021