Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Accelerator Lab brings together ten nonfiction projects helmed by first- or second-time women directors, with a special focus on underrepresented voices. For the first time, Accelerator Lab participants will pitch their projects in Sheffield to a live audience of delegates and will receive feedback from key international decision makers and buyers.

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

Supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures

Born in China by Nanfu Wang & Lynn Zhang (China)
The Guardian of Memory by Marcela Arteaga (Mexico)
Kids Can Spit by Chelsi Bullard (US)
Lights, Camera, Uganda by Cathryne Czubek & Hugo Perez (US)
People I Know by Zofia Pregowska (Poland)
Rajada Dalka/Nation’s Hope by Hana Mire (Somalia)
The Rashomon Effect by Lyric R. Cabral (US)
Surf Girls of Cox’s Bazar by Elizabeth D. Costa (Bangladesh)
The Surrender of Waymond Hall by Jane Greenberg, (US)
Unaccompanied Children by Alexandra Codina (US)

Find out more about the 2017 Accelerator Lab.

About Chicken & Egg Pictures
Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We envision a world in which women filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, build sustainable careers, and achieve parity in all areas of the film industry. Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $5.2 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 220 films. Films supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures have won numerous awards, including Academy and Emmy Awards, but more importantly, they have resulted in change for the issues they address.