How to Apply

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

We are no longer accepting applications for the 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab.  To learn more about the (Egg)celerator Lab and get a head start on the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab Open Call, please go to the Programs webpage or sign up for our newsletter.

  • Download the application questions from the 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab.
  • Chicken & Egg Pictures has opted into the Documentary Core Application. Learn more.

Chicken & Egg Award

For experienced documentary directors in the US

Unsolicited applications to the Chicken & Egg Award are not accepted. Filmmakers are invited to apply through a nomination process. Every year, Chicken & Egg Pictures invites a group of experts in the field from all around the country to nominate potential candidates for this Award.

To learn more about the Chicken & Egg Award, please go to the programs webpage.

Project: Hatched

A completion fund for nonfiction filmmakers

Unsolicited applications to the Project: Hatched are not accepted at this time. Project: Hatched is open only to AlumNest filmmakers and filmmakers who are invited to apply by Chicken & Egg Pictures team members.

  • Start step one of your application for Project: Hatched 2020 by confirming your eligibility. NOTE: You will be emailed a log-in and password once you’ve completed this form.
  • Continue step one of your application for Project: Hatched 2020.  NOTE: You can only access this portal once you’ve received a log-in and password.  
  • Step two of the application process will be accessible from a link emailed to the address you provide in step one.

Docs by the Dozen

Short films and nonfiction series 

Unsolicited applications to Docs by the Dozen are not accepted. Chicken & Egg Pictures is currently building partnerships with media companies, film funders, distributors, and other corporate partners with the intention of commissioning shorts on a variety of subjects in 2019 and 2020. We will be announcing partnerships in the summer and fall of 2019.


Alumni program for Nest-supported filmmakers

If you are a Chicken & Egg Pictures grantee, request access to the private group here.