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Chicken & Egg


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


2016 Points North Fellowship points to two Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees

Assia Boundaoui (The Feeling of Being Watched, Accelerator Lab 2016) and Elaine McMillion Sheldon (Rescue Breath, Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker 2016) will be participating in the 2016 Points North Fellowship and Points North Pitch. They’ll travel to Camden, Maine for two days of pitch training and creative mentorship in September.

New trailer released for Kirsten Johnson’s Cameraperson

Ahead of Cameraperson’s theatrical opening on September 9, Janus Films has released the first trailer for Celebration Grant recipient Kirsten Johnson’s visual memoir of over two decades spent in the field as a cinematographer. Check it out here.

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