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This week, LEF Program Director Sara Archambault shares these thoughts: We are extremely fortunate in New England to have a wealth of media innovation growing from our region.

Spotlight on Documentaries 2015

Cameron Bargerstock’s LEF-funded film EXIT MUSIC was selected for Spotlight on Documentaries at IFP’s Independent Film Week, which took place September 20-25. Cameron shares her experience in the LEF Blog this week.

LEF Grantee Margo Guernsey on the First Camden/TFI Retreat

Massachusetts-based filmmaker Margo Guernsey’s LEF-funded project COUNCILWOMAN was one of five feature documentaries to participate in the inaugural Camden/TFI Retreat presented by CNN Films. The retreat, which took place from June 21-26 in Camden, Maine, also included the participation of Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill’s LEF-funded film THE REAGAN YEARS and three other works-in-progress from emerging US-based filmmakers.

We Are Our Own First Audience

Over the past month, filmmaker Beth Murphy has been leading an impact campaign for her LEF-funded film WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS. Recently, LEF invited Beth to write about how she has paired her filmmaking with impact.

Reflections on the 61st Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Four filmmakers were selected to attend the 61st Robert Flaherty Film Seminar as LEF New England Fellows, including (pictured, L-R) Josh Weissbach, Eric Gulliver, Amahl Bishara, and Colin Brant. The seminar took place from June 13-19, 2015 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. This week, Eric Gulliver and Josh Weissbach share reflections on their experience.

Resources for Filmmaker Residencies

Looking for the ideal filmmaker residency program? Whether the opportunity you’re seeking is urban or rural, international or just the town over, unfunded or all-expenses-paid, where should one begin to look? LEF highlights a few helpful residency listing sites, each offering a number of opportunities for documentary filmmakers at any stage of the production process.

LEF Grantees at IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries!

Two LEF-funded projects were selected for IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries during Independent Film Week (September  14-18), including THE GUYS NEXT DOOR (Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk) and THREE DAYS TO SEE (Garrett Zevgetis).

In Discussion with the Massachusetts Production Coalition

A few weeks ago, LEF Program Assistant Gen Carmel sat down with David Hartman, Program Director of the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC), who shared details on the unique opportunities for Bay State filmmakers that have appeared since the MPC was created in 2005.

LEF at Salem Film Fest

On Sunday, March 9, I spent a beautiful (almost) spring-like day on the North Shore at Salem Film Fest, an all-documentary festival that seeks to provide a high quality film event for both local audiences and filmmakers – definitely a festival to keep on your radar!

AIR

This week, LEF Program Director Sara Archambault shares these thoughts: We are extremely fortunate in New England to have a wealth of media innovation growing from our region.

Spotlight on Documentaries 2015

Cameron Bargerstock’s LEF-funded film EXIT MUSIC was selected for Spotlight on Documentaries at IFP’s Independent Film Week, which took place September 20-25. Cameron shares her experience in the LEF Blog this week.

LEF Grantee Margo Guernsey on the First Camden/TFI Retreat

Massachusetts-based filmmaker Margo Guernsey’s LEF-funded project COUNCILWOMAN was one of five feature documentaries to participate in the inaugural Camden/TFI Retreat presented by CNN Films. The retreat, which took place from June 21-26 in Camden, Maine, also included the participation of Pacho Velez and Sierra Pettengill’s LEF-funded film THE REAGAN YEARS and three other works-in-progress from emerging US-based filmmakers.

We Are Our Own First Audience

Over the past month, filmmaker Beth Murphy has been leading an impact campaign for her LEF-funded film WHAT TOMORROW BRINGS. Recently, LEF invited Beth to write about how she has paired her filmmaking with impact.

Reflections on the 61st Robert Flaherty Film Seminar

Four filmmakers were selected to attend the 61st Robert Flaherty Film Seminar as LEF New England Fellows, including (pictured, L-R) Josh Weissbach, Eric Gulliver, Amahl Bishara, and Colin Brant. The seminar took place from June 13-19, 2015 at Colgate University in Hamilton, New York. This week, Eric Gulliver and Josh Weissbach share reflections on their experience.

Resources for Filmmaker Residencies

Looking for the ideal filmmaker residency program? Whether the opportunity you’re seeking is urban or rural, international or just the town over, unfunded or all-expenses-paid, where should one begin to look? LEF highlights a few helpful residency listing sites, each offering a number of opportunities for documentary filmmakers at any stage of the production process.

LEF Grantees at IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries!

Two LEF-funded projects were selected for IFP’s Spotlight on Documentaries during Independent Film Week (September  14-18), including THE GUYS NEXT DOOR (Amy Geller and Allie Humenuk) and THREE DAYS TO SEE (Garrett Zevgetis).

In Discussion with the Massachusetts Production Coalition

A few weeks ago, LEF Program Assistant Gen Carmel sat down with David Hartman, Program Director of the Massachusetts Production Coalition (MPC), who shared details on the unique opportunities for Bay State filmmakers that have appeared since the MPC was created in 2005.

LEF at Salem Film Fest

On Sunday, March 9, I spent a beautiful (almost) spring-like day on the North Shore at Salem Film Fest, an all-documentary festival that seeks to provide a high quality film event for both local audiences and filmmakers – definitely a festival to keep on your radar!