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.

As soon as it is safe for the cinemas to re-open, we will be shifting to weekly film festival events with guaranteed full crowds.

A very insightful experience! The Feedback video was a gift and the entire team was extremely professional and helpful throughout the process.
- Kate Montgomery

This festival is designed to showcase the best of LGBT stories from around the world today! We accept screenplays (short, TV Pilot, feature) and short films from all corners of the world.

Read daily Testimonials: https://lgbttorontofilmfestival.com/category/testimonials/

We are proud to showcase a winning LGBT screenplay at our festival every single month!! Go to the site and watch the winning readings each month.

All entries receive full feedback from the industry. Accepted screenplays get their screenplays performed by professional actors. Accepted short films get their movie showcased at the FEEDBACK Film Festival at the Carlton Cinemas, located in The Village in downtown Toronto.

One of North America’s leading gay destinations, Toronto has been holding Pride observances since the ’70s. The Pride parade draws more than 1.2 million spectators and participants annually, making it one of the top such draws in the world. Before the parade, the festival will take place. The cinema is located in the Church & Wellesley area, where all of the Pride Events take place.

LGBT festivals occur 10 times a year. Go to the website for information on the next events.

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.

For examples of what you’ll receive, watch the best of videos from the festival in the last two years:

LBGT Winning Screenplays:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxipAs5K-4inkEO_qClH6eVkw&v=k3tLNO_8ilI

LGBT Short Film Videos:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxirbP5076b37hmkhp-oa0kzZ&v=cIaDt3vIlY0

All submissions must be LGBT oriented.

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  • Lanca Li

    So touched and moved by the feedback video produced by the festival team. It's a wonderful experience having people commenting on your work! My most sincere gratitude to the hardworking team.

    April 2021
  • Qianhao Liu

    It is my first time to see the audience feedback. I am so excited.

    April 2021
  • It is the best experience I have had in a festival during this pandemic year. They're absolutely amazing. They have managed to adapt to the difficulties of the pandemic finding multiple ways to show the films and promoting them in different platforms. The communication with the team is excellent and you feel really cared for.
    The fact that the make a video with the feedback of your audience is a brilliant idea. In a year of isolation, it is the closest to feel you are back in a cinema connecting with the audience. Thanks so much for all your work.

    March 2021
  • A beautiful experience! Thank you very much!

    March 2021
  • Nelson Varas-Diaz

    Excellent experience! The audience feedback video was the best part of the festival. Thanks for having us.

    October 2020