This festival is designed to showcase the best of student short films and screenplays. Over the last 4 years, the FEEDBACK Festival has noticed a dramatic increase of quality in student projects. So the time has come for a distinct showcase of the many amazing student films and screenplays from around the world.

Each 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.

Next festival dates:
June 1-2, 2017 (Los Angeles)
August 16-17, 2016 (Toronto)

This festival wants to show the future of cinema!

Awards & Prizes

ALL films and screenplay will receive FULL FEEDBACK by our established committee no matter what happens. Even if your film is not formally accepted to the festival, you will still receive feedback notes on your short film or screenplay.

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:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxiqRTRHslZLXP2q0bQ0OMloH&v=Msprul0XDqM

Watch Recent Audience Festival Short Films:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?list=PL-0CVDAfvxir6Bsb1MUKQmvsa-CIyc5kW&v=fXOBSF9gtUw

Rules & Terms

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