Still from the film Adam's Apple

The Film Study Center-LEF Foundation Fellowship is open to Boston-area nonfiction filmmakers who are not affiliated with Harvard.

One filmmaker per academic year receives a $10,000 grant (jointly funded by FSC and LEF Foundation), access to FSC’s pool of production and post-production equipment, and the opportunity to participate in the Harvard FSC community through work-in-progress screenings, workshops, and other activities.

Applicants to the LEF Moving Image Fund who have been invited to submit a full application for production or post-production grant awards will be considered for the FSC-LEF Fellowship if they meet the following criteria:

  • They reside within 50 miles of Cambridge or, if residence is outside of 50 miles, a case may be made for how the applicant can commit to attending in-person Harvard FSC activities.
  • They will not have been affiliated with Harvard as a graduate student, staff member, teaching assistant, faculty member, fellow, or recipient of FSC support for two years prior to the start of the fellowship, nor will they already be affiliated with Harvard during the academic year of the fellowship.
  • They will benefit from and contribute to the FSC community.

Central to the FSC-LEF fellowship is participation in the bi-monthly work-in-progress screenings. At these meetings, fellows have the opportunity to present rushes, rough cuts, or fine cuts and receive feedback from other fellows. Participation by the FSC-LEF fellow is expected.

FSC-LEF Fellows:

Amy Jenkins (2022-23)
Khary Saeed Jones (2021-22)
Kathryn Ramey (2020-21)
James Rutenbeck (2019-20)