This festival is designed to showcase the best of student short films and screenplays. Plus, short films and screenplays from young artists under the age of 30.

Over the last 5 years, the FEEDBACK Festival has noticed a dramatic increase of quality in young artist's projects. So the time has come for a distinct showcase of the many amazing student films and screenplays from around the world.

Every SINGLE month, the festival will host a student screenplay reading series that will be performed by professional actors in Los Angeles and Toronto.

And every 2 months, the festival will host a “Best of Short Film” lineup using the popular FEEDBACK Festival format. The audience reaction video the student filmmaking team receives will help the film get into other festivals around the world.

Festivals take place the Revue LA LIVE Cinemas in downtown Toronto, and the Carlton cinemas in downtown Toronto.

Festivals occur 6 times a year in Toronto & Los Angeles. Go to the website for information on the next events.

This festival wants to show the future of cinema!

ALL films and screenplay will receive FULL FEEDBACK by our established committee no matter what happens. Even if it is not formally accepted to the festival, you will still receive feedback notes on your short film or screenplay.

(NOTE: Screenplay feedback gets sent to you right away. For short films, please email us at if you indeed like to receive the committee's feedback notes on your film submission.)

Accepted screenplays will get their work performed by professional actors and the writer will receive a video of their reading.

Accepted short films will get their film shown at the FEEDBACK Film Festival where you’ll receive an audience feedback video of your film.

Watch Recent Screenplay Reading:

Watch Recent Audience Festival Short Films:

The work must have been created within the past two years, and the filmmaker must have been an enrolled student at the time. Proof of enrollment in a high school, undergraduate or graduate program is necessary for submission.

The festival has 5 distinct categories:

– Short Film Under 10 minutes
– Short Film Over 10 minutes
– Feature Screenplay
– Short Screenplay
– TV PILOT or SPEC Screenplay

Overall Rating
  • Jiabao Peng

    Good experience. I really enjoy the feedback.

    November 2022
  • Wonderful opportunity for young directors and artists to get informative feedback and learn in terms of their strengths and weaknesses. Thank you Student & Young Artists FEEDBACK Festival

    November 2022
  • Siye Tao

    I was very glad to learn what different audiences think of my work. This is the biggest surprise brought to me by this film festival. I hope other festivals will do similar things: exchange ideas on a platform like this one.

    August 2022
  • Josh Li

    This program is amazing since they give you feedback on the film which ultimately motivates you to make more and better perfect your craft. It was a fun and nice experience overall.

    July 2022
  • so wonderful experience and organization, die mich echt begeistet:))

    October 2021