IMPORTANT (EGG)CELERATOR LAB UPDATE
This year is an important year for Chicken & Egg Pictures as we take time to evaluate our current programs and dream big about our future. We are currently undergoing our third Strategic Planning process that will inform our program activities from 2023-2025. During this intensive process, our (Egg)celerator Lab selection process will be delayed so that we can make time to thoughtfully strategize for and implement programs that are responsive to the changing needs of filmmakers and our field. Our next call for applications will take place in Spring 2023 for the (Egg)celerator Lab program taking place in 2024. We look forward to deepening our support of filmmakers by increasing our grantmaking, continuing many of our existing programs, and introducing new ones. We will announce more news in the Fall about our path forward and future opportunities. Thank you for your patience.
Our programs support women and gender nonconforming documentary filmmakers at various stages in their careers.
We support filmmakers from diverse backgrounds who are both committed to social change and to the art and craft of filmmaking. When we choose a project, it is because we believe the film needs to be made–and that the particular filmmaker is the one to make it. Our grantees have unique access to their subjects, a collaborative spirit, and the courage to take creative risks. When choosing a project, we look for:
- Storytelling: Original story, tone, style, and structure
- Diversity: In all its forms
- Innovation: Filmmakers with unique voices and projects that take risks
- Vision: A new perspective on an issue, special access into the story, and the ability to make the universal accessible and personal
- Craft: Inextricable links between story and production value
- Resonance: Timely, urgent, or compelling issues at stake
Completing and launching a documentary takes grit, nerve, and creativity; it also takes money, connections, and time. We offer women and gender nonconforming directors the tools to realize the full potential of their projects, both as works of art and as catalysts for change. Each of our programs represents a pivotal intervention in a woman’s filmmaking career; through them, we empower storytellers to direct their own careers in the field.
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