Sikhlens invites all prospective Creative Artists, Writers and Film Makers to submit their work for our annual Sikhlens: The Sikh Arts & Film Festival being held at Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University and The Frida Cinema in Orange, California from November 21-24, 2018. Sikhlens was created to provide a unique venue for artists to present their “Sikh-centric”  art, book, film and music to the broader community with the intent of showcasing their talents and generating increased Sikh awareness. This festival is a premiere venue to highlight social issues, recognize talent, and foster harmony between the Sikh faith and the external cultures that surround its diverse followers.

The success of past festivals and our flourishing collaboration with Dodge College of Film and Media Arts at Chapman University has enabled us to reach far and wide to put together a vibrant showcase, treating our audience the many facets of Sikh culture and heritage. We are accepting submissions for short films, feature films, documentaries, children’s films, literary works, and audio and visual works of creative artists. Our distinguished selection committee will diligently work towards selecting books, films and artwork for the festival.

Please complete the correct Submission Form for your work and email your form to All deadlines for submissions has be moved up to September 15th. We would like to thank you in advance for your interest and we look forward to being able to share in your artistic vision.

Download the Artist submission form here: Artwork Submission Form

Download the Book submission form here: Book Submission Form

For Film submissions go to