Independent Lens

Independent Lens

Independent Lens seeks submissions of films in advanced rough cut or fine cut stage or completed films to broadcast during the October - June season.

Independent Lens is a film festival in your living room. Since 2003, Independent Lens has presented more than 300 films to public television audiences. The Emmy and Peabody Award-winning series is broadcast on the PBS national schedule on Monday nights at 10pm. Independent Lens is the largest showcase for independent documentaries anywhere on U.S. television, premiering 22 new films each season. The series is curated jointly by ITVS and PBS.

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Independent Lens films are often character driven stories, and are known for compelling storytelling, innovation, and diversity. Independent Lens welcomes individual expression and is committed to presenting diverse points of view, on topics suited for a national audience.

Grant Deadline: 24 March

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Never miss the opportunity to find funding for your film. Once a month you will receive the upcoming film grants via email with lots of time to apply.

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