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MEET THE FUNDERS: Still I Rise and Chicken & Egg Pictures

  • 29 Apr 2021
  • 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
  • online


There are very few funds designed ONLY for women-identified filmmakers! Here are two of them – one brand new and the other celebrating its 15th Anniversary of tremendous support for women filmmakers. Come meet Sabine Fayoux Cantillo of Chicken & Egg Pictures, one of the premiere funders of women filmmakers, and Mimi Chakarova of  Still I Rise, a new fund for women filmmakers. 

Mimi Chakarova joins Women Make Movies to speak about her Documentary series and distribution platform, Still I Rise, which has earmarked a $50,000 grant for women artists and filmmakers working on non-fiction shorts (deadline May 15, 2021). Still I Rise celebrates people who persevere in spite of struggle. Their documentaries, films and shorts shatter stereotypes and honors those striving for dignity and justice. They welcome the work of talented and diverse women artist and filmmakers. Mimi will unpack the work they do to support these women including fellowships.

Chicken & Egg Pictures’ Sabine Fayoux Cantillo will speak about the popular E(gg)celerator LabProject: HatchedChicken & Egg Award, and other offerings. Chicken & Egg supports women nonfiction filmmakers from around the world whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $7 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 300 filmmakers. Films supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures include Through The Night (Loira Limbal), Always in Season (Jacqueline Olive), One Child Nation (Nanfu Wang, Jialing Zhang), Whose Streets? (Sabaah Folayan), Belly of the Beast (Erika Cohn), and The Feeling of Being Watched (Assia Boundaoui).

Both Mimi and Sabine will unpack their vibrant organizations in all they do – it’s a terrific chance to get to know them and ask any questions about their upcoming deadlines!

Women Make Movies is offering WIFVNE members a discounted ticket price of $15.

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