The Accelerator Lab is a Chicken & Egg Pictures' program that brings together ten nonfiction projects helmed by first- or second-time women directors, with a special focus on underrepresented voices. The 2018 Accelerator Lab participants will pitch their projects to a live audience and will receive feedback from international decision makers and buyers. This will be an opportunity for all delegates to hear from and meet filmmaking talent for future collaborations.
Moderated by award-winning filmmaker Judith Helfand, Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Co-Founder and Senior Creative Consultant.
Supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures
The 2018 Accelerator Lab filmmakers are:
A Cops and Robbers Story by Ilinca Calugareanu (ROMANIA / UK)
Accept the Call by Eunice Lau (SINGAPORE / US) & Arthur Nazaryan (RUSSIA / US)
Always in Season by Jacqueline Olive (US)
Electric Malady by Marie Lidén (SWEDEN / UK)
Enemies of the State by Sonia Kennebeck (MALAYSIA / GERMANY / US)
Number 387 by Madeleine Leroyer (FRANCE)
People’s Hospital by Siyi Chen (CHINA / US)
Reentry (working title) by Jennifer Redfearn (US)
Through the Night by Loira Limbal (US)
Writing With Fire by Rintu Thomas & Sushmit Ghosh (INDIA)
About Chicken & Egg Pictures
Chicken & Egg Pictures is a US-based media organization supporting women nonfiction filmmakers from all over the world. We champion women directors from a range of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We aim to help filmmakers realize their artistic goals and visions, build sustainable careers, and achieve parity in all areas of the film industry.