LEF New England Moving Image Fund Awards $190,000 in 2017 Production and Post-Production Grants to Independent Documentary Filmmakers

The LEF Foundation is excited to announce 10 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $190,000 in production and post-production support to New England-based independent documentary filmmakers.

The LEF Moving Image Fund invests in innovative feature-length documentary films that demonstrate excellence in technique, strong storytelling ability, and originality of artistic vision and voice.

“When announcing our grants,” says LEF Executive Director Lyda Kuth, “It can be bittersweet, because we’re keenly aware of the strong work that we haven’t been able to fund due to limited resources. While we can’t guarantee financial support, we can provide a sense of opportunity and support, and I think filmmakers appreciate this consistency.”

The selected projects address a broad range of topics and represent a variety of approaches to the documentary form. All of these filmmakers bring a strong creative eye to their work and share a unique intimacy with their subjects. Additionally, the grantees represent a group of filmmakers at different stages in their artistic careers, from emerging to established artists.

“Through the Moving Image Fund, our screening and discussion series The DocYard, and our ongoing collaboration with national and regional partners, we’re part of a rich ecosystem of support for independent filmmakers that is essential for a creative community to thrive,” writes Kuth.

Read the full announcement.

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