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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  • Susanne Serres

    It was a heartwarming experience to watch the reviews of my short film. Thanks a lot.

    November 2018
  • Christianne Charles

    Wonderful experience. This is one of my first experiences with festivals and it was an extremely positive one. The timely thoughtful feedback, close communication, and the promotional opportunities make it a very worthwhile contest.
    I had the chance to develop my reel. Special thanks to the wonderful people behind the festival, M. Toffolo. 😃

    October 2018
  • Kate Whitehead

    This is a great festival with a great team. Their communication was amazing. We were to pleased with the quality of the taped reading of our screenplay and it really helped us with our script moving forward. I would recommend this festival to literally anyone. Superb.

    September 2018
  • Eddie Baca

    I'm delighted to offer this review of my experience with the LGBT Toronto Film Festival. I have submitted to other Film Festivals but never received the same level of help. The LGBTTFF has offered me frank and unbiased critiques of my script. They have done a script staged reading and recently a staged reading of my film short. Now they are doing a video promotion of my script. I strongly recommend anyone with a script or new to script writing to submit to this film festival. The technical assistance to follow is unprecedented and only available by the LGBTTFF.

    September 2018
  • 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