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.

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 as of Dec. 31/2018

Over the last 4 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 3 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 4 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
  • Ken Clark

    A fantastic festival. Communication with the organisers was incredibly friendly and helpful. Being able to hear the audience feedback is a great element of the festival. I would highly recommend this festival.

    September 2018
  • Harrison Lane

    Such a wonderful experience!
    It was really cool to receive all the feedback from the audience and see the reception of your film after it's been viewed. It's an opportunity that no other festivals offer so for that reason i 100% recommend this festival to any and all filmmakers!

    August 2018
  • Emma Jackson

    I couldn't recommend this festival enough - it is brilliant! It has been such a fantastic experience receiving feedback from an audience in LA! As well as that, this festival promoted my film via interviews etc... The communication from the festival organisers has been warm, efficient and informative. Well done to all who run this festival :-)

    February 2018
  • Tamara Hansen

    I can 10000% recommend this festival - it's the only one I was involved with who films the review from the audience and sends it to you as a youtube link to watch - which not only amazing to watch but also very interesting to hear other opinions about your work. The Communication and Service of Matthew and his team is great as well :) :) :) Thank you for your hard work!

    November 2017
  • Kate Wayman-Dodd

    The feedback was well-written, thoughtful, and very useful! The festival was prompt to notify winners and reply to emails, and the reading itself was lovely! Great value :)

    August 2017