How to Apply

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

We are not currently accepting applications for the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab. The extended deadline for the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab was Monday, July 6, 2020 at 3:00 pm EDT.

All applicants will be notified of their application status by December 2020. 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. Chicken & Egg Pictures is in the process of adapting Project: Hatched to be more inclusive and to better serve the filmmaking community during these unprecedented times. We are currently reviewing our program structure and application process and will be announcing our new program details and eligibility guidelines in late August.

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.