Executive Producer, documentaries, The Guardian
Consultant Editor, The Whickers
Head of Video, The Guardian
Artistic Director, The Whicker Awards
Programme Manager, The British Council
Coordinating Producer, Film & TV, The New York Times
Manager of Acquisitions, The Film Sales Company
The Whickers Pitch
Who will be awarded the coveted £80,000 Film & TV Funding Award to make their first feature-length documentary? The Whickers Pitch brings together five emerging directors to pitch their non-fiction projects to a panel of industry judges. Digital Industry passholders can watch the pitch and awards online and bear witness as the legacy of pioneering broadcaster Alan Whicker brings another exceptional documentary idea to life.
The 2020 Finalists:
I, POPPY - VIVEK CHAUDHARY
NO WINTER HOLIDAYS - RAJAN KATHET & SUNIR PANDEY
NYANDENG - AKUOL DE MABIOR
THE DAM - DAN FABER
THE HERMIT OF TREIG - LIZZIE MACKENZIE
The Whickers were established in 2015 to fund and recognise original and innovative documentary.
Oleg and the Rare Arts
Chicken & Egg Pictures (Egg)celerator Lab Pitch
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 will 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.
Register to watch the live pitch on Zoom here
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
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