Deadline Today to Submit:

Festival occurs 3 times a month at our Los Angeles and Toronto events. Festivals takes place at the Carlton Cinemas in downtown Toronto, Canada. And at the LA LIVE Regal Cinemas in downtown Los Angeles.

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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 – We put up your film live on the Film Festival Streaming Service for 30 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 films. 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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The goal of this festival is to showcase the best of new experimental short films and independent music videos from around the world. Films that don’t get a fair shake from other film festivals because programmers don’t know where to “categorize” these films. There isn’t a typical linear story occurring so most festivals can’t truly understand the talent and beauty around these films.

We want to showcase films that showcase true originality and talent from filmmakers from every corner of the globe. And also showcase new musicians who have made a music video and want it to be shown.

Watch Past Audience FEEDBACK Videos from the Festival:

We will try to program most submitted works.

Recent Testimonials:

I’ve never given an all-5-star review before. The fine folx at this festival really go above and beyond. They produced a very well-done audience reaction reel for my film, entirely unsolicited. I was impressed and deeply moved. Their judges are thoughtful and smart. I HIGHLY recommend this festival.

Lots of care is put into this festival. I particularly appreciated the feedback video and the time and love put into that. Really special.

One of the most inspiring contributors to the festival circuit. Thank you so much for your reviews and accolades and great work. Proud to be associated with you and to win our award. Thank you from all of us at Kokoe Film.

Experimental, Dance & Music Film Festival was a lovely wonder for us. Our contact, Matthew, was very attentive, and as at the Best Experimental Dance film selection, we received the most heartfelt, well-produced audience feedback video.

It was a really well organized festival. There are many events supporting the artist and they are carried out professionally. Receiving the Best Direction award from your festival really honored me. It was very exciting to receive a feedback video about my movie. There were all kinds of events I could ask for from a festival.

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