SEPIDEH — Reaching for the Stars

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


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.



NYTimes Critics Pick “From This Day Forward” opens at IFC Center

From This Day Forward, directed by Sharon Shattuck, opened Friday, June 24 at New York City’s IFC Center. The New York Times called the film “gently winning” and marked it a Critics Pick for the week. Tickets and more information available here.

Join our team!

Chicken & Egg Pictures is hiring a Senior Program Manager who will oversee our programs. The successful candidate will be a strategic and out-of-the box thinker, with the ability to conceptualize and implement programs designed to support women non-fiction filmmakers. For more information, visit our blog

6X9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement now live

6X9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement, the first-ever virtual reality project supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, is now live on The Guardian.

It’s available as a free download on Google Cardboard, but you can also take a look at a 360-degree video to get a sense of what’s it like to spend 23 hours a day in a cell measuring 6×9 feet for days, weeks, months or even years.