This is intended to convey the budget size for films LEF is most likely to consider for funding. This budget cap is intended as a reference point. It indicates that LEF is interested in smaller scale films where its funding can have a more substantial impact.
Grantees who have received previous LEF funding for their project (when a budget range was not specified in our guidelines) will be given equal consideration to new projects with budgets of $350,000 and under. Reviewing the budgets of previously funded work, the majority fell within the range of 350,000, so it’s not a departure from what LEF has been supporting. Again, this budget range serves as a guideline.