ITVS and PBS have announced the inaugural edition of the Independent Lens Online Shorts Festival, set to launch this fall. The festival seeks submissions in all genres of 10 minutes or less in length. The grand prize winning short will be broadcast on the PBS weekly anthology series Independent Lens, and 10 additional winners will be showcased online at Deadline for submissions is April 7. For more information, visit the Independent Lens Web site. [M.L. Liu]