Supported Films at Sheffield DocFest 2024

We are thrilled to see four Nest-supported films in this year’s lineup for Sheffield DocFest and four supported films in the MeetMarket selection. There were also seven films from supported filmmakers across the festival. Among others, 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee The Boy and the Suit of Lights is having its World Premiere. The festival will take place between Wednesday, June 12 to Monday, June 17, 2024, and will be attended by two of our staff members, Kiyoko McCrae and Tobi Phang-Lyn. We hope to see you there!

In the Festival

Farming the Revolution

dir. & prod. Nishtha Jain, Akash Basumatari

prod. Valérie Montmartin

Women at farmers' protest
Still from Farming the Revolution

Farming the Revolution was supported through Nishtha Jain’s 2020 Chicken & Egg Award and is having its UK Premiere in the Rebellions section.

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The Boy and the Suit of Lights

dir. Inma de Reyes

prod. Aimara Reques

A still from The Boy and the Suit of Lights. A close-up shot of a young boy wearing a grey suit and a yellow cloth draped over his left shoulder. Behind him, a crowd of people sits in stadium seating. He has short brown hair and brown eyes.
Still from The Boy and the Suit of Lights

The Boy and the Suit of Lights was a participant of the 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab and is having its World Premiere in the International First Feature Competition.

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Our Land, Our Freedom

dir. & prods. Meena Nanji, Zippy Kimundu

Our Land, Our Freedom (formerly testament) film still
Still from Our Land, Our Freedom

Our Land, Our Freedom was a participant of the 2021 (Egg)celerator Lab having its UK Premiere in the Strands section.

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Union

dir. & prods. Brett Story, Stephen Maing

prod. Samantha Curley, Mars Verrone, Martin Dicicco

Union was supported through Brett Story’s 2023 Chicken & Egg Award.

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In the MeetMarket

The 19th edition of Sheffield DocFest’s flagship pitching forum, the MeetMarket, will take place on Thursday 13 and Friday 14 of June 2024. The slate includes 50 documentary projects, in development or at production stage, to be pitched in one-to-one meetings to international and UK industry representatives and experts. In this year’s lineup, there are three 2024 (Egg)celerator Lab grantees as well as a Research & Development Grantee. Learn more:

Jaripeo

dirs. Efraín Mojica, Rebecca Zweig

prods. Sarah Strunin

A cowboy looks at his phone in a cornfield at dusk.
Still from Jaripeo

Jaripeo is a 2024 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee and is participating in the MeetMarket.

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Vena Acuática

dir. Amada Torruella

prods. Seth Gadsden, Brenda Avila-Hanna

A woman stands in the middle of a greenhouse filled with growing crops. The woman is giving her back to the camera, she is wearing pants, a t-shirt, a blue backpack and she has her hands in her pockets.
Still from Vena Acuática

Vena Acuática is a 2024 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee and is participating in the MeetMarket.

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War on Women

dir. Maris Salumets

prods. Elina Litvinova, Volia Chajkouskaya

Close up to a pair of eyes.
Still from War on Women

War on Women is a 2024 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee and is participating in the MeetMarket.

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Green is the Fire’s Tint

dirs. & prods. Arya Rothe, Cristina Hanes, Isabella Rinaldi

Still from Green Is The Fire's Tint
Still from Green is the Fire’s Tint

Green is the Fire’s Tint was supported through our 2023 Research & Development Grant and is participating in the MeetMarket.


From the AlumNest


Meet the Team at the Fest!

Program Director Kiyoko McCrae and Industry & Artist Development Manager Tobi Phang-Lyn are going to be in attendance at the festival. They will be taking meetings with filmmakers, watching supported films, participating in roundtable discussions, and hosting an alumni happy hour. 

Six Supported Films at Hot Docs

The 31st edition of Hot Docs will take place across Toronto this year from Thursday, April 25 to Sunday, May 5. We are thrilled to announce that 2020 Chicken & Egg Award recipient Nishtha Jain’s film, Farming the Revolution, is having its world premiere along with 5 other supported films and 5 films from supported filmmakers are on the lineup this year! 

Hot Docs is North America’s largest documentary festival, conference, and market, and embodies a deep commitment to gender parity, with 54% female directors in this year’s official selection, according to their press release. Two of our staff members will be in attendance so be sure to stay in touch via our social media channels for some exclusive content at the festival!

Farming the Revolution

dir. & prod. Nishtha Jain

prod. Valérie Montmartin

Still from Farming the Revolution
Still from Farming the Revolution

Farming the Revolution was supported through Nishtha Jain’s 2020 Chicken & Egg Award and is having its World Premiere in the International Competition

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7 Beats Per Minute

dir. Yuqi Kang

prod. Ina Fichman, Anita Lee

Long shot of a diver clenching her knees under water
Still from 7 Beats Per Minute

7 Beats Per Minute was a 2022 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee having its Canadian Premiere in the Canadian Spectrum Competition.

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A Photographic Memory

dir. & prod. Rachel Elizabeth Seed

prods. Sigrid Dyekjær, Beth Levison, Matt Perniciaro, Michael Sherman, Danielle Varga

Still from A Photographic Memory

A Photographic Memory was a 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab grantee having its International Premiere in the Persister section.

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Intercepted

dir. Oksana Karpovych 

prods. Giacomo Nudi, Rocío Barba Fuentes, Pauline Tran Van Lieu, Lucie Rego, Darya Bassel

Still from Intercepted. A lake is shown from the shoreline. Various people in bathing suits are shown wading in the far left and right of the frame. Two women and their grandson are in the middle, with their backs to the camera. In the far background, across the lake, recently bombed buildings are visible.
Still from Intercepted

Intercepted is a 2022 Critical Issues Fund grantee having its Canadian Premiere in the Festival Favorites section.

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Look Into My Eyes

dir. & prod. Lana Wilson

prod. Kyle Martin

Still from Look Into My Eyes
Still from Look Into My Eyes

Look Into My Eyes was supported through Lana Wilson’s 2019 Chicken & Egg Award and is having its Canadian Premiere in the Special Presentations section.

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Wilfred Buck

dir. & prod. Lisa Jackson

prod. Alicia Smith, Lauren Grant

Still from Wilfred Buck. A person sits on a chair.
Still from Wilfred Buck

Wilfred Buck was supported through Lisa Jackson’s 2023 Chicken & Egg Award and is having its North American Premiere in the Canadian Spectrum Competition.


Spotlight on Brett Story

This is a headshot of Brett Story, a white woman with freckles and long brown hair and bangs. She is sitting at a table against a white wall, wearing a black turtleneck and jeans.

2022 Chicken & Egg Award Recipient Brett Story will be engaging in an illuminating conversation with author and organizer Astra Taylor. Learn more about Astra Taylor in Conversation with Brett Story here.


From the AlumNest

  • Xixi – World Premiere
    dir. & prod. Fan Wu
    prods. Sona Jo, Venice De Castro Atienza, Yoonsoo Her

Meet Our Team at Hot Docs

Black and white stills of Elaisha Stokes and Will Tamura

We are exhilarated that our Senior Program Manager Elaisha Stokes and Program Assistant Will Tamura will be in attendance at the festival. They will be attending Chicken & Egg Pictures-supported screenings and industry events. Make sure to say hi!