Chicken & Egg Pictures strives to create and build community at every turn. As we evolve, we are extending our work to create an even broader, richer, and mutually supportive network.

In addition to individual film projects, we collaborate with field-building organizations and film festivals. These partnerships offer Chicken & Egg Pictures opportunities to elevate and celebrate women in the film industry–and to ensure that women are active and vocal participants in industry conversations around artistic, social, and political issues.

  • The Harnisch Foundation

    The Harnisch Foundation is a small but mighty private foundation at the forefront of creative, progressive, spirited philanthropy. Founded in 1998, the HF’s mission is to create a fair, equitable, and inclusive world by supporting the work of effective leaders and creative communities working to advance gender and racial equality and diversity, with a focus on women and girls. The Harnisch Foundation supports Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Diversity Fellows Initiative.

  • Ambulante California

    Founded in Mexico in 2005 by actors and filmmakers, Gael Garcia Bernal, Diego Luna, Pablo Cruz, and Elena Fortes,  Ambulante focuses on supporting and promoting documentary film as a tool for social and cultural transformation. Chicken & Egg Pictures supports Ambulante California, a year-round program including special screenings, panels, a volunteer training program, and  a traveling documentary film festival to empower and create a space for all multicultural groups of color, gender, and age to experience and discovery the power of film.

  • Cinema Eye Honors

    The Cinema Eye Honors for Nonfiction Filmmaking were founded in late 2007 to recognize and honor exemplary craft and innovation in nonfiction film.  Cinema Eye’s mission is to advocate for, recognize and promote the highest commitment to rigor and artistry in the nonfiction field.  The Awards Ceremony marks the conclusion of Cinema Eye Honors Week, several days of film screenings and events honoring the year’s nominees and the best of nonfiction cinema.  Through Cinema Eye Honors Week and its activities throughout the year, Cinema Eye seeks to build and nurture the nonfiction film community.


  • Good Pitch

    Good Pitch brings together filmmakers with NGOs, foundations, philanthropists, brands, and media around leading social issues to forge coalitions and campaigns that are good for all these partners, good for the films, and good for society. The evolution and expansion of Good Pitch offers Chicken & Egg Pictures a unique way to expand our international reach and support for women filmmakers from the U.K. to Mumbai to Buenos Aires to Australia.

  • Indian Documentary Foundation

    The Indian Documentary Foundation is a nonprofit organization established in 2011 with the goal to support and grow documentary filmmaking and culture in India. It seeks to do this by providing access to markets, widening distribution, through training and mentorship events, and international partnerships.

    In 2014, Chicken & Egg Pictures announced a partnership with IDF to create the IDF-Chicken & Egg Pictures Fund for Women Directors, which will support two women filmmakers from India with grants and mentorship.


  • Working Films

    Working Films builds partnerships between nonfiction media-makers, nonprofit organizations, businesses, educators, and advocates to advance community-based and policy solutions that address social, economic, and environmental challenges. Chicken & Egg Pictures works with Working Films and The Fledgling Fund on the Reel Engagement initiative, which focuses on leveraging thematic cohorts of film that explore the same issue from a different perspective — evolving a new methodology and practice for state-level organizing through film.


    DOC NYC celebrates documentary storytelling and encourages its new directions. Every year, Chicken & Egg Pictures curates and presents two panels as part of the organization’s intensive four-day Doc-A-Thon. We explore critical questions and share best practices in real time through the triumphs and struggles of women filmmakers. Chicken & Egg Pictures filmmakers are featured on the panels with the guest editors, composers, and publicists that are part of our mentorship program.

  • Athena Film Festival

    Now in its fourth year, the Athena Film Festival — a celebration of women and leadership — is an engaging weekend of narrative films, documentaries, and shorts that highlight women’s leadership in real life and the fictional world. In 2013 we supported and helped launch a dynamic works-in-progress program that highlights a diverse group of emerging nonfiction women directors at a pivotal moment in the development of their projects.

  • Greenhouse

    During the last three years, Chicken & Egg Pictures has developed a partnership with Greenhouse, a one-year development program for documentary filmmakers from the Mediterranean (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Israel, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, and Tunisia). Each year we give a grant to a woman filmmaker whose project shows that unique combination of art, craft, social intention, story, urgency, and engagement potential.

  • True/False Film Fest

    The True/False Film Fest exists to champion the best new nonfiction filmmaking. Based in Columbia, Missouri, Chicken & Egg Pictures supports their SWAMI mentorship program. We sponsor the travel and participation of first-time women directors, along with seasoned, knowledgeable women industry professionals who participate as SWAMI mentors and give first-time filmmakers private, unvarnished advice on “everything that happens after they finish their final cut.”