LEF is a private family foundation that funds creative endeavors in California and the New England region. LEF values strong aesthetics, entrepreneurial thinking, and a spirit of adventure in all of the projects it supports. Learn more »

Completed Grantee Work

LEF-funded film BEST AND MOST BEAUTIFUL THINGS, directed by Garrett Zevgetis, had its US broadcast premiere on Independent Lens in January 2017. Learn more here

News & Announcements

The LEF Moving Image Fund pre-production grant application deadline has passed on June 2. Thanks to all who applied! Applicants can expect to receive decision notifications by July 1, and a public announcement of these grants will be made in late July.

LEF is excited to announce 10 Moving Image Fund grants totaling $190,000 in production and post-production support to New England-based independent documentary filmmakers! See the full list of Spring 2017 grantees.

Frederick Wiseman's newest LEF-funded film EX LIBRIS: NEW YORK PUBLIC LIBRARY, is slated for release this fall! More details.

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