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Grants to Produce Documentary Films
in New England

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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LEF Foundation

Deadline Date:

06/08/12 5:00 PM


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Grants for up to $5,000 to support documentary film production in New England. The Foundation will support documentary film and video projects that demonstrate excellence in technique, originality of vision and voice, and creativity in form. For this funding cycle, the Foundation will grant monies to pre-production costs. Funds may be used for research, travel, location scouting, script or storyboard development, experimentation with shooting picture and sound, distribution planning, fundraising, creating a trailer, and schedule and budget development.

Proposals must address the following funding criteria:
Quality of cinematic form and technique
Originality of filmmaker’s voice, vision, and point of view
Resonance and power of the film’s core idea or story
Feasibility of production

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 128971

Number of Grants:

7 maximum.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Up to $5,000


Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Applicants must have a fiscal sponsor (a nonprofit with a 501[c]3 designation from the federal government) that has agreed to manage the fiscal activity of the grant.

Pre-Application Information:

The foundation does not accept letters via fax or email. Proposals should be submitted to:
Sara Archambault
LEF New England
PO Box 382066
Cambridge, MA 02238-2066

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

LEF New England (Moving Image Fund)
PO Box 382066
Cambridge, MA 02238-2066
T: 617.492.5333
F: 617.868.5603
Lyda Kuth, Executive Director

Sara Archambault, Program Manager

Nellie Kluz, Program Assistant

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Connecticut;   Maine;   Massachusetts;   New Hampshire;   Rhode Island;   Vermont