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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 opened the application process for Moving Image Fund Production and Post-Production LOIs! Potential applicants are strongly encouraged read our guidelines and to reach out to LEF staff by phone or e-mail 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.

On Saturday, January 6 at 1pm, Alexandra Anthony's LEF-funded film LOST IN THE BEWILDERNESS will be shown at the Wasserman Cinematheque at Brandeis University. Q&A with the director to follow. Free and open to the public. Reservations are required as space is limited. RSVP online.

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