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”

Festival occurs 7 times a year in Los Angeles and Toronto events. Generally every 2 months. See website for next events:

NOTE: Dates will be added throughout the year.

Festivals takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada. And at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

FULL FEEDBACK on your film from the audience! SUBMIT ANYTIME!
Submissions take 3-7 weeks for evaluation.

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 people and action/adventure 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:

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”

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.

Overall Rating
  • Hadley Hendon

    The Feedback Film Festival was definitely one of the most rewarding experiences I've been a part of. Seeing my short on a big screen and being able to discuss and have a conversation with the audience is invaluable as a filmmaker.

    The festival staff and curators are extremely helpful and try really hard to make sure your film is broadcast for more people to see. I would highly recommend submitting to this festival if you're looking for exposure.

    December 2019
  • Alejandra Chacón

    It was an honour to be included in the Documentary Short Film Festival. It was great to hear all the feedback from the LA community; it is interesting to hear a different community that has been in the seam natural phenomenon.
    We thank to be part of a different cinema experience where real people express their opinions and expectations. It really helps us to improve our job. Thanks a lot!!

    November 2019
  • Caitríona Ní Chadhain

    Really nice idea for a film festival, loved being able to hear the audience's thoughts and that our film Grá & Eagla was relatable to people in another part of the world.

    August 2019
  • My film Child, Disrupted recently screened at the June 2019 event and I LOVED being able to hear the audience feedback. I found myself laughing, clapping, and thanking each person in the video - what a unique experience. The film also won an award for Best Cinematography which I was so honored to receive. The festival clearly wants to support filmmakers and also offers the opportunity to do a podcast interview after the screening to further promote the film. Thanks, Matt & team! Great festival!

    June 2019
  • Barbara van Rijn

    Really thankful that my docu 'The Cure' was shown here and that I received some audience feedback in video even though I wasn't there. Great communication as well. And of course, super happy with the result of being winner BEST FILM !! I will definitely send in more documentaries when I can.

    June 2019