Foundation / Corporation
LEF Foundation - Moving Image Fund (MIF)
06/04/21 11:59 PM (Midnight) Eastern
Grants to New England artists in eligible states for video and film projects. Some applicants must submit a Letter of Inquiry prior to submitting a full application. Funding is intended to support the work of individuals in the New England region to create independent documentary film and video productions. The main creative personnel of eligible documentary film and video projects must live in one of the six New England states: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Vermont, or Maine.
The Moving Image Fund provides funding across all phases of production, supporting films from the early risk-taking stage, through a film’s completion. Grant funds may be used to support projects in pre-production, early development, production, and post-production phases. Both first-time filmmakers and more experienced filmmakers are encouraged to apply for LEF funding.
The goal of LEF New England is to fund the work of independent documentary film and video artists in the region, and to broaden recognition and support for their work, both locally and nationally. It also supports programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community.
LEF invests in documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form. The strongest proposals will be those that clearly articulate the ways in which the proposed project aligns with the program’s funding criteria.
Eligibility: Projects must be long format; running times of 40 minutes or more.
Appropriate Use of Funds:
GrantWatch ID#: 177587
For pre-production, early development, and production phases: a maximum of 6 grants will be awarded in each phase; A maximum of 4 grants will be awarded to projects in the post-production phase.
- Grants of $5,000 each will be awarded to projects in the pre-production phase.
- Grants of $2,500 each will be awarded to projects in the early development phase.
- Grants of $15,000 each will be awarded to projects in the production phase.
- Grants of $25,000 each will be awarded to projects in the post-production phase.
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
To apply, see: https://lef-foundation.submittable.com/submit
LEF Moving Image Fund
PO Box 382066
Cambridge, MA 02238-2066
Lyda Kuth, Executive Director
For questions, please contact Gen Carmel, Program Officer: firstname.lastname@example.org
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