Today, the LEF Foundation announced 10 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $190,000 in support for New England-based independent documentary filmmakers. Read the full announcement.
The LEF Moving Image Fund invests in artful, feature-length documentary films that demonstrate excellence in technique, strong storytelling ability, and originality of artistic vision and voice. The most recent round of awards includes six grants of $15,000 to projects at the production stage, and four grants of $25,000 to projects at the post-production stage.
LEF Executive Director Lyda Kuth wrote, “These recently funded documentary projects demonstrate once again the extraordinary pool of talent that resides here, and continues to characterize New England as a place to look to for exciting work.”
The selected films take on a variety of artistic approaches – experimental, essayistic, observational, personal, and poetic – and bring new critical perspectives to an array of subjects including addiction and recovery, aging, the art world, capitalism, immigration, incarceration, families, gender bias, technology, tourism, and trans identities.
“There is a singular vision to each of these projects,” wrote Kuth, “in what has captured the imagination of the filmmaker and in what motivates them to share and to have an impact on the world around them.”