• 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.

  • 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