How to Apply

Research & Development Grant

A fund for experienced filmmakers working on a nonfiction project in early stages

The Chicken & Egg Pictures Research & Development Fund is currently accepting applications, and the deadline to apply is Monday, April 24 at 12 PM (noon) ET. Please find the guidelines, criteria, and link to apply via the program page.

Project: Hatched

An impact fund for nonfiction filmmakers

  • The application period for Project: Hatched occurs on an annual basis. The Project: Hatched 2023 application deadline was Tuesday, January 17 at 12 PM (noon) ET.
  • The next open call will be in late 2023. You can review the application questions from the prior cycle by downloading a Word Doc of the application here. Please note: the format and content of the application may be subject to change in the future.

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

Our next call for applications will take place in Spring 2023 for the (Egg)celerator Lab program taking place in 2024. You can review the prior cycle’s application questions here and watch the informational webinar here. Please note: the format and content of the application may be subject to change.

Chicken & Egg Award

For experienced documentary directors

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.


Alumni program for Nest-supported filmmakers

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