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 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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  • Ma Troggian

    Very nice experience. I would totally recommend the festival.

    March 2020
  • Eric Rusch

    Great festival with valuable feedback from an interested audience.

    January 2020
  • Krit Komkrichwarakool

    Wonderful festival! Being able to hear the feedback from regular audience has so much value to us filmmakers. Especially in a showcase specifically for LGBTQ films. I'm very thankful to be a part of this film fest.

    June 2019
  • 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