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.

The audience seemed to really like the film and that validates all the effort and creativity and sacrifices you make to bring something like this into reality. You hope what you create will connect with people and it seemed like my film did that. I also appreciate how smart the comments were. Folks really got into the spirit of what “The Blood Of Love,” is about, which is: How far would you go to hold onto the person you love?
– Jeff Meyers (THE BLOOD OF LOVE – Short Film)

Submit your ROMANCE Genre Short Film or Screenplay to the Romance Festival. Get your short film performed at the FEEDBACK Film Festival located at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto.

Romance Screenplay Festival happens monthly.

3 Film Festivals a year;

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This is the 5th or 6th time I’ve submitted a script to the festival over the past few years. I think it’s the timely and respectful feedback that has influenced me to enter the festival. For a reasonable price, I can get insightful feedback and a chance to have it read aloud. And it’s a chance you get monthly, which is cool.
– John Arthur-Ingram (Three Play – Feature Screenplay)

The prize. A table read is much more exciting than yet another copy of final draft. The reviewer called my writing brilliant, and I didn’t have to bribe or blackmail him/her. That felt nice.
– Olaf Baumann (Death Don’t Us Part – Feature Screenplay)

I loved the idea of actors reading my story. Apart from the potential publicity, this seemed like such a privilege. And I really appreciated the feedback. It was encouraging, but also spot-on as far as weaknesses.
– Lauren Hoekstra (Yellow Touch Red You’re Dead – Feature Screenplay)

All submissions receive full feedback from the industry on their work.

I found it very refreshing and I was glued to the screen. It was good to hear the audiences reactions to the film and what they took away from it. It really is exciting when you find an engaged audience.
– Shekhar Bassi (NO LOVE LOST – Short Film)

The RULES are simple:
1. Write a screenplay. Make a short film.

2. Submit your work to the industry. Receive feedback and results in 3-5 weeks.

Overall Rating
  • Martin Geisler

    A very original concept! Thanks to Matthew Toffolo and his team whose did a great job, very professionally. I was very honored to be selected and win an award in this competition.
    I loved discovering the reactions of an audience from afar and listening what each person feels about my film. I think that cinema is a universal art form and I'm very sensitive to audience feedback. I was also very happy to see that the story provoked reactions, that it didn’t leave people indifferent. Many thanks!

    March 2020
  • A great festival with cinema lovers. So great to have a feedback !
    Thanks again. Marc SAEZ. FOLLOW THE ARROW

    February 2020
  • Suzy Stein

    Very encouraging festival goers. True romance lovers ! The festival staff was very communicative and easy to work with.

    February 2020
  • Lee Manansala

    FEEDBACK was great to work with. I was actually in attendance for the screening and I can confirm that the night was well run, and the feedback portions of the night were really helpful (I remained anonymous, so feedback was not biased). I would definitely recommend.

    February 2020
  • Brenden Dannaher

    I was fortunate enough to have my film selected for this festival. The filmed audience feedback is presented extremely professionally and will be great for promoting my film, and Matthew and the team do a fantastic job promoting the films and filmmakers that have been selected. I couldn't be happier with the timing of the 2020 festival - the day before Valentine's Day - perfect for a festival about Romance.

    February 2020