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
  • Anna Ludwig

    Everything was just perfect: great communication, great support, amazing to receive the audience feedback! Thank you very much!

    October 2020
  • Lamu Xiangqiu

    Cool film fest, def would come back. Great communication and really friendly to student filmmakers! Much appreciate for the award!

    May 2020
  • Lung Lee

    The first-ever film festival I've joined with an audience feedback video.
    Thanks for the award.

    June 2020


    May 2020
  • The festival has an incredible community between audience and film, like nothing I've seen before. It cares about its filmmakers, their audience, and the films they show. It was an honour and a delight to be a part of.

    May 2020