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

2021 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Tatiana Huezo receives Special Mention at Cannes

2021 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Tatiana Huezo

2021 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Tatiana Huezo, premiered her film Noche de Fuego/Prayers for the Stolen at the 74th edition of the Cannes Film Festival in July, where it received a Special Mention in the Un Certain Regard competition.

The film is Huezo’s fiction debut, based on the novel Prayers for the Stolen by Jennifer Clement and set in a small town in the mountains of Mexico. Noche de Fuego/Prayers for the Stolen tells the story of what it is like to be a young woman growing up in a rural town marked by violence, where three girls forge their friendship learning how to hide to survive.

The film will be available at San Sebastian Film Festival, Festival de Cine de Lima, and New York Film Festival.

Congratulations Tatiana!

Post by 2021 Summer Communications Intern Mariana Sanson.