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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  • Nelson Varas-Diaz

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

    October 2020
  • Love Intersections

    We were honoured to screen our film at this festival. The audience feedback format allows for a deeper engagement with the filmmakers, which allows for more human connection.

    September 2020
  • Matt Mahmood-Ogston

    Myself and my Producer (Meera Mistry) are so honoured to be selected and screened at Feedback LGBT Toronto! We loved all the feedback from our overseas neighbours - as we are UK based. It means a lot we could spread our message internationally than just nationally.

    Matthew Toffolo has been so supportive and positive since the official selection, with all the additional help to push our film more forward. And we hope to visit Toronto soon!

    Overall we are truly grateful during this pandemic and hope to share more of our films with FEEDBACK!

    Matt and Meera

    June 2020
  • Bjarke de Koning

    A film festival that truly goes miles extra to create the best possible experience for everyone. I’m excited to submit future projects.

    May 2020
  • Sergey Vlasov

    The festival was great! The feedback I got was heart-warming! Thank you!!!

    May 2020