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Completed Grantee Work

Tracy Strain's LEF-funded film SIGHTED EYES/FEELING HEART: LORRAINE HANSBERRY had its World Premiere at TIFF 2017. Watch the trailer and learn more about the film.

News & Announcements

LEF has now closed the LOI process for Moving Image Fund Production and Post-Production grants. Those who submitted will hear back by March 1 about LOI decisions.

The next LEF Moving Image Fund application deadline will be Friday, June 1 for Pre-Production grants. Prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to read our guidelines and to reach out to LEF staff by phone or e-mail later this spring to determine eligibility and competitiveness before applying.

The Spring Season of documentary programming at The DocYard has been announced! Screenings take place on Mondays from January 29 - May 7 at the Brattle Theatre and each screening will be followed by a filmmaker discussion. The DocYard is a program of LEF. See the full lineup.

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