The application review process

Independent Lens screens approximately 700 programs each year for consideration on the series. Independent Lens staff will review and evaluate application materials. If your project is recommended for consideration, additional materials will be requested and Independent Lens will schedule a meeting to discuss your project further. Most filmmakers will receive a response from Independent Lens within three months from the day of submission, or as curating decisions are made.

Due to the volume of submissions that we receive, Independent Lens is unable to provide feedback on your film, as much as we would like to offer that service. We appreciate your understanding.