Chicken & Egg Pictures have announced the launch of The Mother WIT Human Rights Film Fund aimed at supporting the human rights movement in the most compelling way to help a story driven documentary. In this context, letters of intent are invited from women filmmakers for funding the projects commensurate with the fund’s mandate.
THE MOTHER WIT HUMAN RIGHTS FUND is dedicated to supporting women filmmakers and courageous human rights activists — be they men, women or youth — who together from both sides of the camera take on critical human rights struggles in the global south and the U.S. These films are meant to inspire, enrage and catalyze collective the belief and will needed to insure civil rights, reproductive health rights, environmental, racial and economic justice, education and literacy for all — and especially women and girls. The films must lead with a story and help expand and extend the definition of human rights to mean all the basic rights needed to THRIVE — live, work, play, eat, learn and love — in peace.
Chicken & Egg Pictures support women filmmakers who are actively stretching as storytellers and are committed to taking creative risks. When a project is chosen, it is because they firmly believe that this film needs to be made and this filmmaker is the one to make it. They engage in a full vetting process. When a project is funded, knowing that the filmmaker, who is generally at a critical juncture in her career, is open to mentorship, collaboration, community building and strategic feedback and that the project will be completed and launched in step with the social movement that needs it most.
Examples of films supported under this banner are: A Small Act, Budrus, Pushing the Elephant, Made in India, Call Me Kuchu and Granito.
Film Genres that Chicken & Egg Pictures Supports
Non-fiction feature, Non-fiction Short, Hybrid, New Media/Multiple Platforms, other
The director must be a woman; we also fund co-directing female/male partnerships.
501©3 Status & Geography:
CE only funds filmmakers who have a 501©3 status or who have fiscal sponsorship with a U.S.-based 501©3 non-profits. They are also starting to support projects outside the U.S., but in light of funding restrictions and capacity at this moment, these are by invitation only.
CE grants range from $5,000 to $25,000 for non-Executive Produced projects. The average grant is around $10,000.
Last date for submission of letters of intent is September 30, 2011
2011-09-06 04:12:05 UTC
30 Sep 2011 00:09