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.

I am really happy with the audience feedback video I received.. First of all, because the audience could understand the feelings that I wanted to convey through my movie and second reason because my animation style also was praised. I am amazed and happy.
- Camila Moreira Marques (FAT)

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Submit your short film that's 5 minutes or less and get it showcased at the Short Film Festival in Los Angeles and Toronto. 6 festival dates scheduled for 2020,

NEW: Also accepting smartphone made films to showcase add a newly added festival lineup.

Garner an audience feedback video of your film and help your film get into more festivals and/or make it go viral online!

Watch Audience FEEDBACK Video from the festival:

Here what was some of the filmmakers at the last 5min. or less film festival had to say about their experience:

I was very excited that my film had the opportunity to be seen by this audience. Interesting observations though by a very intelligent audience.
- Emy Tzavra-Bulloch (MINOTAUR)

People sure do take things seriously and over analyze! What a great experience.
- Scott McDermott (Steadi-Kid. Film went viral. Google "Steadi-Kid" and watch)

I was quite nervous at the beginning (watching the audience feedback of my film), but people seemed to react very positively so it really was a great experience.
- Pepe Gomez (KNOCKED DOWN)

Submit your short film that is 5min or less and get it performed at the monthly FEEDBACK Film Festival.

NEW CONTEST: Submit a short screenplay that's 5 pages or under and get it performed by professional actors at the Writing Festival. FULL FEEDBACK on all entries.

Watch recent examples of short screenplay readings performed:

Get your story performed by a professional actor and made into a YouTube movie for 1000s to see.

Example of a 140 character very Short Story:

Mark's foot had swollen to twice it's normal size. His health insurance company was sympathetic, they sent him larger shoes.

Get your story performed by a professional actor and made into a YouTube movie for 1000s to see.

The Rules are simple:

1. Make a film that's 5 minutes or less.

2. Submit it to the festival for the very low price.

3. Get it shown at festival and garner an audience feedback video.

Overall Rating
  • Jamie Donohoe

    If you are thinking about submitting your short film to this festival, stop thinking and just DO IT! As a first time filmmaker, this has been my favorite festival experience so far. Reason #1: the audience feedback video is something I will treasure always (smart, experienced viewers given generous, supportive comments = amazing). Reason #2: Doing the podcast with Matthew forced me to step back and decide what I wanted to share about MAKING the film--it was a great experience. Reason #3: After the podcast, Matthew gave me advice on how to update my page (director's bio, project info, etc) so it would look better / more marketable. SUPER helpful!!

    May 2021
  • Daniel Riser

    Great festival! The feedback was incredible and the staff really care about your film. I'm so glad I submitted to this festival and I will again in the future!

    March 2021
  • Brice Blanloeil

    FUMFSF fills a hole I felt in every festival I experienced. Most of the time, filmmakers can't attend fests and have no idea how the screening of their movie went even if they have finally been awarded. But here comes the kicker with this fest: the feedback part where viewers tape their thought about your movie and sincerely it was a blast for me. It turned an event kind of hazy cos thousands miles away from where I live to a real experience with real faces. Bravo !

    August 2020
  • Aaron Goldenberg

    I just love the whole concept of this festival. And then to receive a video with complete strangers giving their thoughts on my film felt like such a gift. Would definitely enter this festival again.

    August 2020
  • This is one of the only film festivals that actual gave something meaningful back. They posted the audience review for my short and for the first time I realized people really liked my worked and understood exactly what I was trying to achieve in the process.

    July 2020