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 6 times a year. Go to the website for information on the next events.

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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  • Andrew Hawkins

    This was a fantastic experience! The feedback video was wonderfully made, curated and extremely valuable to me as a first time filmmaker! It's a pity more fests don't offer something like this. I didn't attend the festival in person but was impressed to see the large crowd size in photos and really appreciated all the thoughtful communication and support for my film.

    August 2018
  • It was an all-around great experience with the LGBT Toronto Film Festival! Their notes were very helpful. So glad to be a part of it!

    August 2018
  • This is a GREAT festival! My screenplay PIANO LESSONS was one of the First Scenes winners and the reading it received by professional actors was excellent! Also I really appreciate that the folks who run the festival took the time to provide me with such thoughtful and insightful feedback on my screenplay. Thank you, LGBT Toronto Film Festival, for all the support and encouragement!

    July 2018
  • Declan Quinlan

    Great Festival, Great way of sharing your art and getting feedback.

    May 2018
  • Amanda Samaroo

    So exciting to have my screenplay chosen as a table read for the festival. Everyone associated is helpful and very responsive communicating.

    February 2018