03/23/2021

Meet the Executives: Chicken & Egg Pictures (USA)

In the framework of our Passport to Sunny Side of the Doc, you are invited to join an insightful discussion revealing Chicken & Egg Pictures' strategic plan, inclusive vision, and financial support of women and gender nonconforming filmmakers in the documentary film industry whose innovative storytelling catalyzes social change.
> Featuring: Lucila Moctezuma, Program Director and Indian directors Rintu Thomas and Sushmit Ghosh who recently won two Sundance awards for their debut feature Writing With Fire, a Chicken & Egg Pictures - supported film.


The replay is now available on MySunny Space for passport holders.

About Chicken & Egg Pictures

Chicken & Egg Pictures supports women nonfiction filmmakers whose artful and innovative storytelling catalyzes social change. We envision an inclusive media industry in which women and gender nonconforming filmmakers, representing a range of experiences and backgrounds, are fully supported to realize their artistic goals, and build fulfilling careers in the documentary film industry.

Since 2005, Chicken & Egg Pictures has awarded $8 million in grants and thousands of hours of creative mentorship to over 340 filmmakers. Films supported have won numerous awards, including Sundance, Academy and Emmy Awards but more importantly, they have resulted in change for the issues they address.
Be in the know and share ideas on how storytelling sits at the very heart of creating a brave new world!

Lucila Moctezuma


Lucila Moctezuma, Program Director at Chicken & Egg Pictures
As Program Director at Chicken & Egg Pictures, Lucila oversees the implementation of the organization’s programs in support of women and gender nonconforming nonfiction filmmakers. She has collaborated with a variety of NY-based media organizations such as UnionDocs, Women Make Movies, The Flaherty, Tribeca Film Institute, Rockefeller Foundation’s Media Arts Fellowships, and the Latin American Video Archive. Lucila is originally from Mexico City.  


Rintu Thomas  

 

Rintu Thomas
Rintu Thomas is director-producer from India whose award-winning films have influenced public policy, are included in the curriculum of universities and exhibited globally – becoming catalysts for new conversations. A Sundance Fellow, her work is also supported by Chicken & Egg Pictures, IDFA, Doc Society and Bertha Foundation.

Rintu loves discovering quaint bookshops and lives between Delhi and a mountain-town in North India.  
 

Sushmit Ghosh

 

Sushmit Ghosh
Director-cinematographer Sushmit Ghosh's films are recognised for their powerful human connect. He co-founded Black Ticket Films, an award-winning production company invested in the power of storytelling. Sushmit’s work is supported by Sundance, Tribeca, IDFA, SFF Film Fund, Doc Society, The Finnish Film Foundation and Sorfond.

In his spare time, Sushmit loves motorcycling and hiking in the Himalayas.   

"Writing the Fire", a documentary by Sushmit Ghosh, Rintu Thomas

 
In a cluttered news landscape dominated by men, emerges India's only newspaper run by Dalit women. Chief Reporter Meera and her journalists break traditions, redefining what it means to be powerful.    



Writing With Fire Still
 

Passport to Sunny Side of the Doc

 
The Passport is designed as a digital gateway to the international marketplace and offers both established and emerging industry professionals the opportunity to maintain and develop their network, enhance their projects and follow key trends all year-round.
Available at a price of €185 (excl. tax), passports can be converted into an accreditation pass (Full Pass or Online Pass) for the 2021 hybrid edition of Sunny Side of the Doc / PiXii Festival. All #SSD21 passes include the Passport content.     

 
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