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Grants to USA, Canada, and International Women and Gender-Nonconforming Filmmakers for Promotional Support

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Project: Hatched

Chicken and Egg Pictures


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #200211

Grant Description

Grants of $30,000 to USA, Canada, and International women and gender-nonconforming filmmakers for strategies and campaigns that help to finalize and promote recent projects. Funding is intended to support shorts, medium-length, and feature-length documentary and nonfiction projects. Eligible films focus on a range of social justice themes and issues taking place anywhere in the world; films can explore these issues through a variety of artistic approaches (i.e. personal story, experimental, animated, essayistic, etc);

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Project: Hatched provides grants to support filmmakers from around the world who have premiered or have a confirmed world premiere of a short, medium, or feature-length documentary film taking place between April 2022 and March 2023. Filmmakers must have plans to strategize, build, and launch an impact campaign. The grant funds can be applied towards expenses related to project completion and impact strategy.

To be eligible for the Project: Hatched 2023 Open Call, your project must:
- FOR COMPLETED FILMS: have had its world premiere in or after April 2022
- FOR FILMS IN POST-PRODUCTION: have a confirmed world premiere that will take place by March 2023
- Be directed or co-directed by a self-identified woman or non-binary filmmaker;
- Focus on a range of social justice themes and issues taking place anywhere in the world; films can explore these issues through a variety of artistic approaches (i.e. personal story, experimental, animated, essayistic, etc);
- Be a short (up to 30 minutes), medium-length (30-48 minutes) or feature-length (48 minutes or more) documentary/nonfiction film;
- Have a director or directing team committed to launching and implementing an impact campaign for the project.

Ineligible:

You are NOT eligible if your project:
- Had its world premiere before April 2022 (for completed films)
- Does not have a confirmed world premiere taking place by March 2023 (for films in post-production). Please note that without a festival premiere or confirmed premiere, your application will be marked ineligible and removed from our review process. Due to the volume of applications we receive, we will not be able to notify you that your application has been disqualified;
- Is not directed or co-directed by a self-identified woman or non-binary filmmaker;
- is directed by a filmmaker based in any of the OFAC Comprehensively Sanctioned Countries. These include: Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Russia, Syria, and the following regions of Ukraine: Crimea, Donetsk, and Luhansk. Chicken & Egg Pictures cannot utilize the Project: Hatched grant to support or engage in activities with any person, or in any country/territory that is the subject of sanctions administered by the U.S. Government, except as permitted under U.S. law [this criterion was added December 19, 2022];
- Is not focused on a social justice theme;
- Is not planning to launch an impact campaign;
- Is already supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures;
- Is a student film being produced in a graduate or undergraduate program;
- Is a series;
- Is a VR or interactive project;
- Is a fiction film

Pre-Application Information:

Timeline:
- November 15: Project: Hatched 2023 application opens
- January 17, 2023 at 10 am ET: Project: Hatched 2023 application deadline
- January–May 2023: Chicken & Egg Pictures processes and reviews applications
- June 2023: Final notifications

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

10

Estimated Size of Grant:

Through Project: Hatched 2023, 10 directing teams will:
- Receive a $30,000 USD grant. A minimum of $15,000 USD must be allocated towards an impact campaign. Up to $15,000 USD may be used for film completion, including expenses already incurred;
- Join the AlumNest community of supported filmmakers for further peer support and deeper connections in the documentary film industry.

Term of Contract:

Seven-month program running from April to October 2022.

Contact Information:

Project: Hatched 2023 applications will open on Tuesday, November 15.

Direct questions to ph_opencall@chickeneggpics.org.

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

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