Moving Image Fund Grants Directory

LEF New England launched the Moving Image Fund (MIF) in 2002 to support independent film and video artists creating new work.Through MIF, LEF provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film's completion.

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A Prince From Outer Space: Zeki Müren

In Production
Beyza Boyacioglu
Beyza Boyacioglu, Steve Holmgren, & Selin Murat
Grant Awarded
$5,000 - 2018
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

Modern Turkey’s greatest pop star, the legendary queer musician Zeki Müren, holds a mirror up to his country–during his lifetime and long after his death. A PRINCE FROM OUTER SPACE follows the pop star’s story from his radio era, to the cinema, nightclub, and television years, and during the posthumous revival of his image. While exploring Müren’s media genius, and unpacking his multifaceted star image and his mythology, the documentary also offers insight on the complexities of Turkey’s past and present.

About the Director(s)

Beyza Boyacioglu (Director & Co-Producer) is an award-winning documentarian and media artist. Her work has been exhibited in various venues including MoMA Documentary Fortnight, MoMA PS1, IDFA, Museum of Fine Arts Boston, Anthology Film Archives, and Maysles Cinema. Her previous documentary ‘Toñita’s’ was produced during her fellowship at UnionDocs and has won numerous awards internationally. She has a Master of Science degree in Comparative Media Studies from MIT and an MFA in Computer Art from School of Visual Arts. She works as a Producer at MIT Open Documentary Lab.

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