The goal of the LEF Foundation's New England office is to fund the work of independent film and video artists in the region and broaden recognition and support for their work locally and nationally.
LEF New England seeks to accomplish its mission through multi-year funding of selected film projects, and by sponsoring programs that highlight the rich history and ongoing legacy of innovation within New England’s independent film community.
LEF New England supports artists with an independent, creative vision whose work informs and animates the larger public conversation essential to a democracy.
LEF New England advocates for, and supports, the innovative work of both emerging and established independent film and video artists. The overall purpose of LEF’s philanthropic investment is to help build a more sustainable and stronger community of support for artists and their work.