Lyda Kuth

Lyda Kuth is a founding board member and executive director of the LEF Foundation, a private foundation that supports the contemporary arts. Under her leadership, the LEF New England office launched the Moving Image Fund in 2001. In 2009, Kuth initiated changes to the LEF New England grant program to focus support primarily on documentary film and video. Through her work at LEF, Kuth has championed important films by world-renowned filmmakers such as Ross McElwee, Robb Moss, Alfred Guzzetti, Chico Colvard, and filmmaking partners Lucien Castaing-Taylor and Ilisa Barbash, and Steven Ascher and Jeanne Jordan. Kuth has been honored by Women in Film and Video/New England and received the prestigious Commonwealth Award from the Massachusetts Cultural Council for her support of artists in the region. She also chairs the board of Creative Capital, a national nonprofit organization that provides financial and advisory support to individual artists. In 2005, she established Nadita Productions to produce unique and thought-provoking documentaries. She served as co-producer with director and Boston University professor Mary Jane Doherty on a documentary about the world-famous Cuban ballet, Secundaria, which premiered in 2013. Love and Other Anxieties, a midlife story, is Kuth's directorial debut.

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