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Completed Grantee Work

Tracy Strain's LEF-funded film SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART: LORRAINE HANSBERRY had its World Premiere at TIFF 2017. Watch the trailer and learn more about the film.

News & Announcements


On May 17, LEF announced $190,000 in Moving Image Fund Production and Post-Production grants to New England documentary filmmakers! Read the full announcement.

The next LEF Moving Image Fund application deadline will be Friday, June 1 for Pre-Production grants. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to read our guidelines and to reach out to LEF staff by phone or e-mail later this spring to determine eligibility and competitiveness before applying.

The Spring 2018 season of documentary programming at The DocYard has concluded! Stay tuned for our Fall 2018 season, which we'll announce in August. In the meantime, learn more about our past programming The DocYard, and check out the summer film programming schedule for our partner venue, the Brattle Theatre.

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