The LEF Foundation 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 the projects it supports.
To that end, the foundation, through its Production Grants program, is accepting Letters of Inquiry from New England-based film projects in the production phase of development. Grants of up to $15,000 may be used for shooting picture and sound, early stage editing, equipment costs, materials, travel, and staffing (creative, technical, or otherwise).
To be eligible, projects must be long format (forty minutes or more) and the primary creative personnel (director and/or producer) must reside in New England. Priority will be given to smaller-scale projects with budgets under $400,000.
LOIs must be received no later than January 26, 2018. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit a full application.
For complete program guidelines and application procedures, see the LEF Foundation website.