The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences announced on Tuesday, December 21 their shortlist for documentary features and documentary short subject. At Chicken & Egg Pictures we are sending massive congratulations to the 3 Nest-supported films on the list: Ascension, Simple As Water, and Writing With Fire, as well as to the 5 films from the AlumNest.
We are egg-cited to see these films on these lists and look forward to the Nominations list, which will be announced on Tuesday, February 8. Nominations voting begins on Thursday, January 27 and concludes on Tuesday, February 1.
The 94th Oscars® will be held on Sunday, March 27 and will be televised live on ABC and in more than 200 territories worldwide. Take a look at the shortlisted films below and checkout the full list with this link.
Directed by Jessica Kingdon
Produced by Jessica Kingdon, Kira Simon-Kennedy, and Nathan Truesdell
Directed by Megan Mylan
Produced by Robin Hessman & Megan Mylan
Directed and produced by Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh
From the AlumNest
dir. Camilla Nielsson
prods. Joslyn Barnes, Signe Byrge Sørensen
In the Same Breath
dir. Nanfu Wang
prods. Jialing Zhang, Carolyn Hepburn, Sara Rodriguez, Julie Goldman, and Christopher Clements
Documentary Short Subject
dir. & prod. Kristy Guevara-Flanagan
co-dir. & prod. Maite Zubiaurre
dir. & prod. Laura Poitras
prods. Anonymous, Yoni Golijov
International Feature Film
Prayers for the Stolen
dir. Tatiana Huezo
prods. Nicolás Celis, Jim Stark
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.
Post by 2021 Summer Communications Intern Mariana Sanson.