Chicken & Egg Pictures: Grants

Institution: Chicken & Egg Pictures


Chicken & Egg Pictures supports female non-fiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Chicken & Egg Pictures have been been able to fund about 10 to 15 new projects each year via the Open Call.

  • I Believe in You Grants support a filmmaker as she explores her vision, finds clarity in her story, or stays the creative course - be it the early stages of development or post production
  • Liberty Grants offer a filmmaker the creative space and freedom to focus on getting to a locked and complete film or to launch on the festival circuit with her rights intact
  • Celebration Grants support the bold, tenacious, trailblazing filmmaker - often a veteran artist, with several completed films to her name - as she continues pushing the genre, refining her craft, and challenging herself and the field

Who can apply


  • international female filmmakers may apply
  • if a filmmaker is offered a grant, she must arrange to be represented by a fiscal sponsor that supports international filmmakers


  • non-fiction feature, non-fiction short, hybrid, new media/multiple platforms, and other genres on a case-by-case basis
  • films that tackle human rights, social justice, and environmental issues in a nuanced, original, and compelling way

Funding available

The average grant is around $10,000. Additionally, Chicken & Egg Pictures offer follow-up grants to some existing projects, either for community engagement efforts or other strategic funds. This process is handled outside of the online system through a direct email contact.

Contact details

Tel: +1 212 875-0456

Eligible candidates

Types of funding available

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