The (Egg)celerator Lab is a Chicken & Egg Pictures program 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 self-identifying women and gender nonconforming directors. The 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab participants pitch their new projects to a panel of international decision makers, followed by meetings with the industry representatives taking part in Doc/Fest’s online marketplace.

Moderated by award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand, Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Co-Founder and Senior Creative Consultant.

A recording of the pitch will be available on our Doc/Player platform from Monday 10 June, for all Digital Industry Pass holders.
 
The 2020 (Egg)celerator Lab filmmakers are:
A Photographic Memory by Rachel Elizabeth Seed
Black Mothers by Débora Souza Silva
Commuted by Nailah Jefferson
Eskape by Neary Adeline Hay
Hidden Letters by Violet Du Feng and Zhao Qing
Machtat by Sonia Ben Slama
Midwives by Snow (Hnin Ei Hlaing)
Polaris by Ainara Vera
Stories from the Debris by Jennifer Rainsford
The Boy and the Suit of Lights by Inma de Reyes
 
More details of the ten projects and the teams behind these here

Chicken & Egg Pictures is a US-based media nonprofit organisation supporting women nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world. We champion directors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyses social change. We envision an inclusive media industry in which women and gender non-conforming filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, and build fulfilling careers in the documentary film industry.

Supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures 

 

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