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Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women non-fiction filmmakers whose diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change, at home and around the globe.


I Believe In You grant recipient The Lion’s Mouth Opens getting awards season buzz

On Monday, October 20, the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences announced that The Lion’s Mouth Opens is one of eight documentary shorts that will contend for a nomination for Best Documentary Short Subject at the 87th Academy Awards®.

The Lion’s Mouth Opens, directed by Lucy Walker, follows Marianna Palker, a young actress, as she confronts her risk of having inherited Huntington’s Disease. Click here for more on the film.

Chicken & Egg Pictures is proud to be a supporter of Lucy and this stunning, emotional film.

Chicken & Egg Pictures Kicks Off Fall Mentorship with Distribution Day

On Wednesday, October 15, Chicken & Egg Pictures hosted 16 filmmakers in New York City for a full-day workshop with sessions covering International Co-Productions & New Opportunities with Al-Jazeera America, with guest expert Cynthia Kane (Senior Commissioning Producer, Al-Jazeera America); Reversioning for Foreign Sales, Maximizing Opportunities, & Delivery on Deliverables, with guest expert Nina Chaudry (Independent Producer and Former Executive of Wide Angle), and Digital Distribution 101, with guest expert (Susan Margolin, President of Docurama and Cinedigm). Check out what filmmaker Julie Englander had to say about the experience on our blog.

IDF-Chicken & Egg Pictures Fund for Indian women filmmakers is now open

The IDF-Chicken & Egg Pictures fund for women filmmakers based in India is now accepting applications!

This new grant opportunity, launched by Chicken & Egg Pictures in partnership with the Indian Documentary Foundation, is designed to support Indian women filmmakers who have a passion for storytelling, human rights, social justice, and environmental issues.

To apply, or for more information on application criteria, click here: http://www.indiandocumentaryfoundation.com/

Chicken & Egg Pictures presents Film Society of Lincoln Center leaders with 2014 Good Egg Award at Annual Independent Film Week Celebration

On September 15,  Chicken & Egg Pictures presented Lesli Klainberg and Eugene Hernandez with the 2014 Good Egg Award. Klainberg, the Executive Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center, and Hernandez, the Deputy Director of the Film Society of Lincoln Center were recognized for their contributions to the independent and documentary film community at Chicken & Egg Pictures’ annual celebration during Independent Film Week . Click here for more info.