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

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Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees win at Sundance

We were so thrilled to see three of our grantees win a total of four awards from the 2016 Sundance Film Festival. Sonita took home the Grand Jury Prize & Audience Award in the World Documentary Competition. When Two Worlds Collide, directed by Heidi Brandenburg and Mathew Orzel was awarded a Special Jury Prize for Best Debut Feature, also in the World Documentary Competition. Dawn Porter’s documentary Trapped received a Special Jury Award for Social Impact Filmmaking in the US Documentary Competition.

We’re hiring!

Chicken & Egg Pictures is looking for a Program Coordinator who will support all programmatic activity, including application open calls, grantmaking, creative workshops, and direct support to filmmakers and team members. For more information, please view the job posting on Idealist.

Inaugural Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards given to five women directors

We are pleased and proud to announce the recipients of our inaugural Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards. The five chosen filmmakers are Kristi Jacobson (A Place at the Table) Julia Reichert (The Last Truck), Yoruba Richen (The New Black), Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Hollow), and Michèle Stephenson (American Promise). This award consists of a $50,000 unrestricted grant and a year-long mentorship program tailored to each filmmaker’s individual goals.

Chicken & Egg Pictures puts spotlight on criminal justice

Chicken & Egg Pictures announced today they are supporting two additional projects focusing on criminal justice in the United States, joining a cohort of films currently supported by the organization that address the issue. 6X9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement, the organization’s first virtual reality projectand College Behind Bars both received grants.

5 Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees to debut projects at 2016 Sundance Film Festival

Chicken & Egg Pictures is very proud that 5 Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees will screen their projects at the upcoming Sundance Film Festival. 6×9: An Immersive Experience of Solitary Confinement (The Guardian- Francesca Panetta & Lindsay Poulton), Cameraperson (Kirsten Johnson), Sonita (Rokhsareh Ghaemmaghami), Trapped (Dawn Porter), and When Two Worlds Collide (Heidi Brandenburg & Mathew Orzel) will all debut in Park City later this month. For more information, visit our blog.

Chicken & Egg Pictures launches new Diversity Fellows Initiative

Chicken & Egg Pictures announced today the launch of our new Diversity Fellows Initiative, a new program, sponsored by The Harnisch Foundation, that supports seven non-fiction projects helmed by first or second-time women filmmakers. More information on the Fellows and the program is on our blog.

Chicken & Egg Pictures announces inaugural Accelerator Lab

On October 21, Chicken & Egg Pictures announced the 10 projects that will be participating in our inaugural Accelerator Lab for first and second-time filmmakers. More information on the program and the grantees is available on our blog.