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Female Filmmakers for Promotional Support

Project: Hatched

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Chicken and Egg Pictures

Deadline Date:

01/17/22 10:00 AM ET


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Grants of $30,000 and in-kind support to USA female filmmakers for strategies and campaigns that help to promote recent projects. Applicants must submit an eligibility form prior to applying. Funding is intended for efforts that focus on documentary movies in the distribution stage, including classes on festivals, awards season, markets, and impact campaigns. Grants support filmmakers who are nearing completion or have recently completed a feature or short documentary film and who have plans to strategize, build, and launch an impact campaign.

To be eligible to apply for the Project: Hatched 2022 Open Call your project must:

  • Be directed or co-directed by a self-identified woman or gender-nonconforming director based in the US;
  • Focus on a range of social justice themes and issues taking place in the US and US territories;
  • Be a short (up to 30 minutes), medium-length (30-50 minutes), or feature-length (50 minutes or more) documentary/nonfiction film.

At the conclusion of the program, each fellow will have greater insight into understanding the lifecycle of their film in distribution through a focus on 4 key areas. They are: 

  • Festival Strategy: Focused on the launch of the film or the continuation of a festival strategy in the event the film has already premiered 
  • Awards Season: Focused on developing a plan to garner recognition for their film and their film careers
  • Markets: Focused on understanding the markets where they can sell their films and the potential for income generation
  • Impact: Focused on ambitious and narrow impact campaigns

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GrantWatch ID#: 200211

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Through Project: Hatched 2022, six short, medium-length, and/or feature-length documentary projects will:
- Participate in a seven-month program running from April to October 2022
- Receive a $30,000 grant, with at least $15,000 to be allocated towards an impact campaign (up to $15,000 may be used for film completion, including expenses already incurred)
- Participate in mentorship consultations with Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Senior Creative Consultants focused on impact campaign strategy and professional development
- Receive monthly peer support from their cohort
- Join the AlumNest community of supported filmmakers for further peer support and deeper connections

Term of Contract:

Seven-month program running from April to October 2022.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Although the hope is to open the program internationally in the future, Project: Hatched 2022 supports US-based directors whose films are exploring a range of social justice themes and issues taking place in the US.

You are NOT eligible if your project is:
- Not directed or co-directed by a self-identified woman or gender nonconforming individual based in the US;
- Not focused on a story taking place in the US;
- A student film being produced under a graduate or undergraduate program;
- A series;
- A fiction film.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit an application is Monday, January 17 at 10 am ET.

Start your application to the Project: Hatched 2022 Open Call by confirming your eligibility with the pre-application form. You will receive an email with your account login information.

Chicken & Egg Pictures processes and reviews applications from January through March. The program starts on April 18, 2022.

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

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Chicken & Egg Pictures
55 Washington St #307
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(212) 875-0456

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