How to Apply

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

We are currently accepting applications for the 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab. The application deadline for the 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab is Tuesday, June 22, 2021 at 3:00 PM EDT.

  • Download the application questions. We recommend you complete your answers on the Word document before adding the information to the online application platform.
  • Start an application. You will be emailed a log-in and password once you’ve completed this form.
  • Continue your application for the 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab. You can only access this portal once you’ve received a log-in and password.

All applicants will be notified of their application status by December 2021. Please sign up for our newsletter to receive updates.

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.

Project: Hatched

A completion fund for nonfiction filmmakers

We are not currently accepting applications for Project: Hatched.

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 soon.


Alumni program for Nest-supported filmmakers

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