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 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.


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:

Overall Rating
  • Maria Sapouna

    It was such a great experience participating in this festival. I would highly recommend it to others! Getting to hear what the audience thought of the film was amazing! Their feedback was nuanced and thoughtful. Thank you for awarding HOME FRONTS the best short form short film audience award!

    June 2023
  • I loved this festival! It was really cool to get the audience feedback!
    Communication was great! It proves that they really care!

    March 2023
  • Holger E. Metzger

    We're absolutely thrilled and honored to have won the "Best Cinematography" award, but most impressive was the interaction with a phenomenally pro-active, communicative, caring and marketing-savvy team of organizers, filmmakers get valuable feedback and on-going support. What an experience...I do recommend every new and established filmmaker to participate in this festival!

    March 2023
  • Jim Ritterhoff

    Thoroughly enjoyed our experience with the Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival. Communication was outstanding from the start. The care the festival took in compiling audience feedback and generating a video we can use to promote our film was both exemplary and extremely helpful. Well done to all involved.

    March 2023
  • Great digital festival. The most amazing thing was to have the feedback in a video. For us, as audiovisual producers feedbacks are very important because allows us to have diverse points of view. Thank you!

    January 2023