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– Chicken & Egg Pictures, a leader in supporting women nonfiction filmmakers, announced today the recipients of their annual Breakthrough Filmmaker Awards: Natalia Almada
(“Todo lo demás,” 2016), Ramona Diaz (“Motherland,” 2017), Laura Nix
“(Inventing Tomorrow,” 2018, which will debut at Sundance later this month), Kimi Takesue
“(95 and 6 to Go
,” 2016), and Nanfu Wang
(“I Am Another You
,” 2017). This award consists of a $50,000 unrestricted grant and a year-long creative support and mentorship program tailored to each filmmaker’s individual goals.
The Breakthrough Filmmaker Award was designed to “respond to the reality that only a few women nonfiction directors in the U.S. are able to work full-time as independent storytellers. The program recognizes and elevates five experienced women directors with unique voices who are poised to reach new heights and become strong filmmaker- advocates for critical and timely issues.