The Nest at Cannes Film Festival

Chicken & Egg Pictures is thrilled to see AlumNest filmmaker Sahra Mani’s film Bread and Roses in the lineup of 2023 Cannes Film Festival. 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee Tata and Nest-supported filmmaker Voila Chajkouskaya’s 72 Hours are also selected for the CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator Showcase. The festival will take place between Tuesday, May 16 to Tuesday, May 23 in Cannes, France. 

CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator is an annual program for female documentary filmmakers. It has three personalized modules where participants can work with experts to advance their projects, understand the industry landscape and prepare for the future. The CIRCLE network expands with each new generation, providing a valuable resource for its alumni as they continue their journey as filmmakers.


dir. & prod. Lina Vdovîi, Radu Ciorniciuc

prods. Monica Lazurean Gorgan, Erik Winker, Olivia Sophie van Leeuwen

Lina and her daughter are standing behind her father, while he is cleaning his employer’s pool.
Still from TATA

TATA is a 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee selected for the CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator Showcase.

From the AlumNest

  • 72 Hours – CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator
    dir. Anna Savchenko
    prods. Isabel de la Serna, Jean-Marie Gigon, Volia Chajkouskaya

  • Bread and Roses – Special Screenings Selection
    dir. Sahra Mani
    prods. Justine Ciarrocchi, Jennifer Lawrence

The Nest at Cannes

Biljana Tutorov, director of award-winning 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab Grantee The Last Nomads, is also the programme director of the CIRCLE Women Doc Accelerator at the festival. 

The portrait of a woman with medium hair, smiling widely at the camera

2017 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Kirsten Johnson is the president of Cannes Festival’s Œil d’or Jury which hands out an award to the best doc in Cannes’ Official Selection. On May 23, she will open the Doc Day morning session in a conversation with writer, director, and producer Guetty Felin.  

Written by Spring Intern Tess Caldwell

The Last Nomads Wins Best Pitch at CPH:DOX!

Chicken & Egg Pictures is proud to see 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee The Last Nomads receive the €20,000 Eurimages Co-Production Development Award for the best pitch of this year’s CPH:FORUM, announced on Friday, April 1.  

“We were impressed by this project which brings us to a place we didn’t know existed, a place of striking beauty and importance to humanity. A story of the human being in a David against Goliath battle, urgently reminding us not to lose our way in the fog of war.” 

–Jury Statement 

Through the story of a a mother and daughter defending their land against becoming a military polygon, the film illustrates how violence against women echoes in violence against nature. 

This project is currently in development and looking for €624,000 ($659,428 USD) in funding.

The Last Nomads Biljana Tutorov & Petar Glomazić

prods. Biljana Tutorov & Veliša Popović

Still from The Last Nomads
Biljana & Petar receiving their award*

Check out the full list of winners with this link.

*Photo courtesy of CPH:DOX