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.

The deadline to apply to step one of the application process for Project: Hatched 2020 was Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 3:00 PM EDT. Filmmakers who are eligible to apply to Project: Hatched will receive approval of their step one application via email within three weeks of submission. This email will contain guidelines for step two, including a link to step two.

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.

AlumNest

Alumni program for Nest-supported filmmakers

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