How to Apply

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

The application deadline for the 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab was Tuesday, June 22, 2021. 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.