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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Adam's Apple

In Production
Amy Jenkins
Amy Jenkins
Grant Awarded
$5,000 - 2019
$15,000 - 2019
Type of Film
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Film Synopsis

ADAM’S APPLE is a divergent coming-of-age documentary from the perspectives of director Amy Jenkins and her teenage transgender son, Adam. Collaboratively they will trace the transition of Adam from pre-pubescent Audrey to evolving-young-man Adam in an exploration of what characterizes “maleness” for today’s gender-redefining youth.

About the Director(s)

DIRECTOR/PRODUCER: Amy Jenkins is an award winning, American artist whose installations, films, and photography have been shown at museums including MoMA, NY; National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC; Haifa Museum, Haifa, Israel; Akron Art Museum, Ohio; and Palm Beach ICA, FL. Jenkins’ first documentary feature, Instructions on Parting, won Best Feature Documentary at Athens International Film and Video Festival, OH, and screened at festivals including Museum of Modern Art Doc Fortnight 2018 (Premiere), Montclair, IFFBoston, Sydney, and DOXA. Jenkins was awarded the 2019 Ewing Award for Interdisciplinary Art, and 2018 Filmmaker of the Year by New Hampshire Film Festival. A Robert Flaherty Film Seminar Fellow, her work has also been supported by LEF Foundation, Perspective Fund, IFP, Points North Institute, NH State Council for the Arts, the Pollack-Krasner Foundation, NYFA, Jerome Foundation, NYSCA, Berkshire Taconic A.R.T. Fellowship, Aaron Siskind Foundation, and the Experimental Television Center. Reviews include The New York Times, ARTnews, Bomb, Performing Arts Journal, and The Village Voice.


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