Chicken & Egg Pictures’ 2025 (Egg)celerator Lab

Opportunity type:  Open Call

For: Directors

Deadline: 22/05/24, 7 pm GMT

Rewards: $40,000 + Mentorship + more

Location Eligibility: Some Countries

About this opportunity

Chicken & Egg Pictures are giving women filmmakers $40k in grant funding for the production of a feature-length film.

The (Egg)celerator Lab is focused on identifying and supporting nonfiction directors working on their first or second feature-length documentary. This program brings together ten projects, with a special focus on women and gender-expansive directors.


  • $40,000 USD in grant funding for the production of their feature-length film
  • Monthly mentorship with Chicken & Egg Pictures’ team members
  • Two creative retreats focused on career building and creative development
  • Tailored industry meetings and funder connections
  • Peer support from the (Egg)celerator Lab cohort



  • Chicken & Egg Pictures is seeking applicants who identify as a woman or gender-expansive director
  • They must have directed their first or second feature-length documentary or nonfiction film.
  • Participants are based anywhere in the world, except for countries under comprehensive US sanctions ( Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and the following regions of Ukraine: Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk). Applicants can apply if they are originally from these countries/regions but are based outside them. However, they cannot spend the grant in these countries/regions.
  • Applicants should partner with a woman or gender-expansive director and be able to complete one feature-length documentary or nonfiction film and have two works-in-progress.


Entry Fee


How to Apply

Apply using the link: 2025 (Egg)celerator Lab

All questions regarding this open call should be sent to their contact page on the website.


May 22 2024

More Info

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Cash Reward,
No Entry Fee


Some countries
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