NOTE: This festival is still taking place each week. 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. This is our way of showing community over distance so everyone around the world can experience our Audience Feedback videos.

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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  • Marty Madden

    One of the best festivals ! Amazing communications and the audience feedback sends it WAY over the top of most of its competitors! In the days of Covid, it actually help us feel as though we attended a festival! Thank you so much!!

    January 2022
  • Anekant Productions

    Dear friends at LGBTQ+ Toronto Film Festival,
    Thank you for showcasing "Un Chantier d'Amour - A Scaffolding of Love". By encouraging independent experimental cinema, you are giving many unheeded and unheard voices a platform.
    In gratitude and solidarity,
    Sachin Jain, Creative Director, Anekant Productions

    December 2021
  • Thanks to LGBT Toronto FF for honoring my script, "Clean the World." I am so grateful that you took the time and did your wonderful work. You'll hear from me again!

    November 2021
  • Simone Neviani

    Absolutely loved the guys at the festival. Plenty of clear communication and efficiency.
    Moreover, I loved also receiving feedback from the audience, it felt very special. Hoping to work with them again in the future.

    October 2021
  • Jill Shinefield

    We tip our hat to the LGBT FEEDBACK Film Festival for having a hyrid in-person and online event for 2021. We were so thrilled to win the Best Feature Doc award! We love our audience feedback video and so enjoyed being interviewed for the festival podcast. Kudos to Allison and her team for putting on a great event and helping us promote Out Loud.

    September 2021