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.

NOTE: The world has begun to open up and limitations will be set for us to guarantee our sold out events with audience feedback. So 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.


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
  • John Mogor

    It was a great experience to be a part of this festival. The feedback provided for our film is really helpful and greatly appreciated. Thanks for putting this on!

    July 2022
  • Eric Bomba-Ire

    I really enjoyed having our short film part of the festival. communication was great and provided us a lot of value to help our film festival's journey.

    June 2022
  • Having had films accepted into over fifty festivals, I can see that Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival is one of the very best... top 5% of all festivals in this space. Amazing hospitality. Great feedback. Rigorous yet fair selection process. Outstanding.

    March 2022
  • Design Source

    Documentaries are so important to share knowledge these days. This Toronto Festival does an excellent job of showcasing documentaries, especially around important issues. It is a critical art form during these times. We are so honored to be the winner of Best Environmental Short Film. TDFSFF is a pleasure to work with and we encourage anyone with an important message to submit to them.
    Watching the filmed feedback was heartwarming. After all the time and work put into a film, it is priceless to get such great feedback and actually listen to what audience members learned as a result of our film.
    Thank you Toronto Documentary Feature & Short Film Festival!!! 5 STARS all the way!

    January 2022
  • William Freund

    A wonderful festival with great communications from the organizers. We are proud to have our film WILDLIFE IN OUR BACKYARD selected for this festival!

    November 2021