The Experimental Film and Music Video runs every three months at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada.

The goal of this festival is to showcase the best of new experimental short films and independent music videos from around the world. Films that don’t get a fair shake from other film festivals because programmers don’t know where to “categorize” these films. There isn’t a typical linear story occurring so most festivals can’t truly understand the talent and beauty around these films.

We want to showcase films that showcase true originality and talent from filmmakers from every corner of the globe. And also showcase new musicians who have made a music video and want it to be shown.

This festival is part of the FEEDBACK Film Festival, so after the film is shown, we turn on the lights and ask the audience what they think of the films. With this format we promise a SOLD OUT crowd and a positive conversation. Our audience is sophisticated and won’t divulge into negative and judgemental talk.

Awards & Prizes

Get your short film or music video showcased at the FEEDBACK FIlm Festival and garner and audience feedback video:

Get examples of what you';ll receive:

See the best of the JULY 2017 Film Festival:

Rules & Terms

We will try to program all submitted works.

Next festival dates are:

December 29, 2017 (Toronto)
March 3, 2018 (Los Angeles)
May 24 2018 (Toronto)
September 3, 2018 (Los Angeles)

NOTE: We are attempting to add one more date in Los Angeles in the summer of 2018.

6 Reviews

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    Liv Mari Mortensen

    The Experimental Film And Music Video Festival screened my short film "65,5 women", and it was a very good experience. The festival makes short clips of the audiences feedback, and it is amazing to be invited into the room of the viewers through the even though I am on the other side of the world.

    July 2017
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    Knútur Haukstein Ólafsson

    I had a great experience with this film festival! It's very helpful for a filmmaker to get constructive and objective criticism and that's exactly what this festival has to offer. If you're looking for an objective and unbiased feedback than this is a great place to start!

    July 2017
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    Carla Jay Shah Laroche

    Wonderful, receptive festival! The organisers are super thoughtful and really help your film get gain visibility. Many times you can't travel to all the festivals you submit your film to, so it's great to get the feedback they give and great that they register the discussions with the audience after the film.

    July 2017
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    magali barbe

    Very nice communication from the team, and it was really sweet to get the youtube link, with people giving feedback, being very enthusiastic about the movie.

    July 2017
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    Camille Laloux

    It was a very good experience, the way the team established a link and communication between the audience, the jury and artists is really valuable !

    July 2017