Chicken & Egg


Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.


Grantees in the spotlight at Independent Film Week’s Project Forum

Six filmmakers in the Nest will be presenting their projects in the Spotlight on Docs section of this year’s Project Forum at Independent Film Week.
Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Julia Reichert will be presenting two projects, 9 to 5 Project and The Best Thing Going, both co-directed with Steve Bognar. Joining her will be By A Thread (Rina Castelnuovo & Tamir Elterman), Councilwoman (Margo Guernsey), The Feeling of Being Watched (Assia Boundaoui), Sons and Daughters of the Incarcerated (Denali Tiller), and United Skates (Dyana Winkler & Tina Brown).

Three Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees nominated for Emmy Awards

Three Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees have been recognized with nominations for the News & Documentary Emmy Awards: Born to Fly, The Homestretch, and The Lion’s Mouth Opens. Read more on our blog.

Christiane Amanpour interviews Speed Sisters team on CNN

In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour, director and Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee Amber Fares and team manager Maysoon Jayyusi discuss the Speed Sisters, the Middle East’s first all-women car-racing team from Palestine and the focus of Fares’s film Speed Sisters. Watch the interview here

Cameraperson wins Grand Jury Award at Sheffield Doc/Fest

Cameraperson, directed by Chicken & Egg Pictures Celebration Award recipient Kirsten Johnson, has won the Grand Jury Award at this year’s Sheffield Doc/Fest. Described by the jury as a work that´s both expansive and intimate, formally ambitious and morally humble,” Cameraperson was singled out for its excellence in style, substance, and approach to documentary filmmaking.