Open Call: Chicken & Egg Pictures

If you are a female nonfiction filmmaker, New York and San Francisco based Chicken and Egg Pictures is looking for YOU this summer! Their 9th Annual Open Call for female filmmakers is underway! If you have a cause close to your heart, whether it be; the environment, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) Education, Music, Healthcare, Community, Human Rights, the Chicken & Egg folks are interested to hear your story! You can even submit an issue not on their list of 20+ themes! The first deadline for LOIs (Letter of Intent) is July 1, 2013. Interested Florida Femmes de Film? Read more below…

Chicken & Egg Pictures is dedicated to supporting women nonfiction filmmakers whose diverse voices and dynamic storytelling have the power to catalyze change at home and around the globe. Since its founding in 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has provided more than $2.8 million in financial support for women filmmakers and over 4,500 hours of dynamic mentorship focused on story, craft, and community engagement.

Chicken & Egg Pictures does not have an endowment. We actively raise all funds to provide grants and deliver mentorship directly to filmmakers. This year (for the first time ever) there will be a processing fee required to apply for a grant. Every application is reviewed by a panel of at least 10 expert screeners who insure that every project is looked at thoroughly, fairly, and with multiple perspectives. We believe that it is critically important to have a rigorous review process. 

To help offset hard costs given the high number of applications, a processing fee is necessary in order to maintain this caliber of expertise.

2013 Application Fees:

  • First deadline on July 1st: $20
  • Last deadline on July 15th: $35

Before filling out this application — please make sure you refer to our GuidelinesFAQs & Application Checklist, and Steps Before Applying. 


About jenvargas

Multimedia Producer. Social Media Advocate. Filmmaker. Volunteer. I am the Producer and Host of the monthly Florida filmmaker screening series, FilmSlam at Enzian Theater, and Managing Editor of one of Central Florida's oldest, most trusted websites, the award-winning! I am also a proud committee member of the American Cancer Society's Relay For Life and Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, a member of the Making Strides Against Breast Cancer's Florida State Advisory Committee, Orlando Tech Association Marketing Committee, Valencia College's Digital Media Advisory Board, as well as on several Film Florida committees. Additionally, I am a Google #GlassExplorer, techie, purple lover and #caregiver. View all posts by jenvargas

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