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Lifetime, Chicken & Egg prep “Shorts on Time”

A+E Networks-owned Lifetime has teamed with U.S. non-profit Chicken & Egg Pictures to produce Shorts on Time, a series of short films directed by five female filmmakers. The shorts series will ...
October 26, 2016

A+E Networks-owned Lifetime has teamed with U.S. non-profit Chicken & Egg Pictures to produce Shorts on Time, a series of short films directed by five female filmmakers.

The shorts series will debut onscreen as part of this year’s TEDWomen Conference in San Francisco, which runs from Oct. 26 to 28, and will later broadcast across Lifetime’s digital platforms.

Each film in the series, which is part of Lifetime’s ‘Broad Focus’ initiative, reflects one of the conference’s five session themes and are centered on the concept of time.

Three of the five women selected by Chicken & Egg had previously been recipients of the Chicken & Egg Pictures Breakthrough Filmmaker Award, which celebrates veteran women filmmakers with a US$50,000 cash prize and a year-long career sustainability mentorship program.

Selected filmmakers include Academy Award-winning director Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy (pictured), Kristi Jacobson, Grace Lee, Michèle Stephenson and Elaine McMillon Sheldon.

“We are thrilled to be able to showcase five Chicken & Egg Pictures grantees who have brought such engaging stories to the screen, all touching on the ‘It’s About Time’ theme of this year’s TEDWomen conference,” said Chicken & Egg Pictures co-founder Julie Parker Benello in a statement.

This year’s inaugural films and directors are:

TEDWomen Session: It’s About My Time
How Much is Enough? directed by Grace Lee

TEDWomen Session: It’s About Equal Time
A Mother’s Dream directed by Michèle Stephenson

TEDWomen Session: It’s About Story Time
Lyari Girl Boxing directed by Oscar-winner Sharmeen Obaid-Chinoy

TEDWomen Session: It’s About Time to Reimagine
BeeLove directed by Kristi Jacobson 

TEDWomen Session: It’s About Time to Lead
The Experience of Time directed by Elaine McMillon Sheldon

About The Author
Managing editor with realscreen publication, an international print and online magazine that covers the non-fiction film and television industries. Darah is an award-winning journalist who has spent over two decades covering a wide range of issues from real estate and urban development to immigration, politics and human rights, primarily with The Vancouver Sun. Prior to joining realscreen, she was editor of Stream Daily, realscreen's sister publication covering the dynamic global digital video industry. She also served a stint as a war reporter in Afghanistan for television and print, and was a national business blogger with Yahoo Canada.

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