Why is Chicken & Egg Pictures expanding eligibility?

Chicken & Egg Pictures is a social justice, gender-focused organization. Supporting individuals impacted by gender-based inequities in the documentary filmmaking industry is now more important and urgent than ever. We believe that having greater gender representation behind the camera disrupts and challenges cultural and systemic barriers, resulting in documentary films that reflect the diversity and complexity of the human experience.

Our decision to support not only women but also gender-expansive filmmakers acknowledges the common barriers these filmmakers face. It aligns with the commitment, values, and mission of our organization. We remain steadfast in our dedication to champion filmmakers who share stories of perseverance, hope, struggle, and joy, and the pursuit of equity in a world fractured by ongoing political and societal discord. In short, we harness the power of documentary film to catalyze social change.