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.
“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