How to Apply

Project: Hatched

An impact fund for nonfiction filmmakers

  • PREVIEW the application questions by downloading a Word Doc of the application here
  • START your application to the Project: Hatched 2023 Open Call by confirming your eligibility with our pre-application form. You will receive an email with your account login information.
  • CONTINUE your application here.
  • The DEADLINE to submit an application is Tuesday, January 17 at 12 PM ET.
  • To request an accommodation or assistance in applying, please email

We ask that requests for accommodation be made as soon as possible, and no later than Monday, January 9, 2023, to allow adequate time for staff to support the applicant before the deadline.

(Egg)celerator Lab

For first- and second-time directors

Not currently accepting applications

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.

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.