The next LEF Moving Image Fund deadline for projects in pre-production will be June 5 2020, and application forms will open in early April. LEF grants are open to New England-based filmmakers seeking funding for feature-length (40+ minute) non-fiction film projects. In order to be considered, applicants must submit an online application form, including a project budget and up to 10 minutes of sample footage from the current project. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to read the LEF New England Moving Image Fund guidelines and frequently asked questions to determine if your project is eligible and a good fit for LEF’s funding priorities before beginning an application. Learn more here
New Fellowship Opportunity! The Film Study Center-LEF Foundation Fellowship is open to Boston-area non-fiction filmmakers who are not currently affiliated with Harvard. One filmmaker over the academic year September 2020 – May 2021 will receive a $10,000 grant (jointly funded by FSC and LEF Foundation), access to FSC’s pool of production and post-production equipment, and the opportunity to participate in the Harvard FSC community through work-in-progress screenings, workshops, and other activities. How to Apply: Finalists for LEF Moving Image Fund production and post-production grant awards will be considered for the FSC-LEF Fellowship if they meet the following criteria: (1) They reside within 50 miles of Cambridge; (2) They are not currently affiliated with Harvard (3) They will benefit from and contribute to the FSC community. Learn more here. Questions about this fellowship program can be sent to LEF Program Officer Gen Carmel at firstname.lastname@example.org.