Since 2016, the FEEDBACK Film Festival has been showcasing the best of Documentary Short Films. We now will be showcasing a Documentary Film Festival every month in the heart of downtown Toronto at the Carlton Cinemas.

We have created a hybrid festival with 4 tiers to enhance your film and your festival experience. All accepted films receive all four tier options:

Tier #1 - Your film plays at either a public live event where we will record the audience reactions of your short or feature and then send you the feedback video. Or, it plays at a private festival event where the audience will record their comments/reactions to your film on their camera or phone, then we edit them and send you a promotional video. No matter what you will receive a promotional video of your film of people commenting on your film.

Tier #2 (optional) - We put up your film live on our FILM FESTIVAL APP for 24 hours and invite a select industry audience to watch it. With this system, some films have already received a distribution deal as many platforms are looking for solid feature and short documentaries. We can not guarantee anything of course but this has been very helpful to many in the past. (see testimonials below)

Then (Tier #3) we will send you a list of questions to answer for our blog interview that will promote you and your film. Then after that (Tier #4) we will set up a podcast interview on our popular ITunes show where will we chat with you about the process of how the film was made.

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We also will be showcasing winning documentary treatments at our festival every single month.


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.

The Documentary Short Festival was created for filmmakers. The goal is to showcase the best of documentary talent in film from around the world.

Read daily testimonials: https://documentaryshortfilmfestival.com/?s=testimonial

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  • Diane Moore

    This is truly an innovative festival and everyone was so supportive of my film CONDUCTING LIFE, which was selected as the BEST LONG FORM SHORT FILM. It was an honor to win this award.
    One of the best features of this festival were the virtual audience reviews of the film. As a filmmaker, you are able to get a sense if your film is resonating with audiences, and what aspects of the film appeals to viewers. So glad I participated in this festival, and appreciated all the feedback.

    November 2022
  • Iqbal Chand Malhotra

    Amazing and innovative Festival framework that really goes the extra mile to promote the festival films. Tremendous encouragement and support to film makers.

    October 2022
  • Brilliant festival, very supportive and engaging with the filmmakers. Loved the virtual audience review, a personal touch with was very heartfelt.

    October 2022
  • Geoff Poister

    This festival is run by people who really want to help filmmakers find and connect to audiences. They work very hard to organize things well and maintain constant communication with the filmmakers. Their personal attention and inventive venues for viewing and promotion is unprecedented. Outstanding on all levels!

    October 2022
  • Joel Primus

    What a great festival! They took the time create audience feedback videos and provide further marketing opportunities through podcast and blog. They go above and beyond! Great Experience!

    October 2022