Storming has been selected as a grantee for the Nest Knight Fellowship, a Chicken & Egg Pictures pilot initiative generously supported by Knight Foundation, which is focused on identifying and supporting women or gender non-conforming nonfiction directors from cities where Knight Foundation invests who are working on their first or second feature-length documentary.
From Chicken & Egg Pictures:
Chicken & Egg Pictures, a leader in supporting women nonfiction filmmakers, announced today the first ever slate of grantees for their Nest Knight Fellowship, a pilot initiative generously supported by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, which is focused on identifying and supporting women or gender non-conforming nonfiction directors from cities where Knight Foundation invests who are working on their first or second feature-length documentary. In its pilot year, the Nest Knight Fellowship supports three projects from filmmakers based in Philadelphia, PA.
The 2019 Nest Knight Fellows receive a $15,000 grant for the production of their feature-length film and benefit from the mentorship of Chicken & Egg Pictures’ senior creative team. The Fellowship kicked off in early April 2019, when Nest Knight Fellows had an in-person meeting with Chicken & Egg Pictures’ team members and attended the NEXT GEN EGG event in New York City where they observed experienced filmmakers pitch to potential supporters, media funders, and other industry professionals.
“As a New York and San Francisco based organization that has supported many projects across the US and internationally, our team knows the importance of supporting geographically diverse filmmakers and film projects,” said Lucila Moctezuma, Program Director at Chicken & Egg Pictures. “With the Nest Knight Fellowship, we are putting an emphasis on learning from the perspectives of filmmakers not based in major film hubs, so we can better understand how to support them in their filmmaking goals and increase career sustainability in the documentary industry.”
“Nonfiction films are a window for audiences into new experiences and perspectives, helping to educate and inform in unique ways. Through the Nest Knight Fellowship we hope to give voice to talented emerging filmmakers outside of conventional film hubs, so that we may provide a platform for great stories to be heard and told,” said Victoria Rogers, Knight Foundation vice president for arts.
Learn more about Chicken & Egg Pictures and their supported films at https://chickeneggpics.org/