Princess Grace Award:
Film Graduate Scholarship, 2009
• 2017 Special Project Award
• 2013 Special Project Award
• 2015 Artist Academy Participant
CHINONYE CHUKWU is a filmmaker, educator and social justice advocate. She is the founder of Pens to Pictures, a filmmaking collaborative that teaches and empowers incarcerated women to make their own short films, from script to screen. Chinonye is a recipient of the prestigious Princess Grace Award and Princeton Hodder Fellowship. Her debut feature film, ALASKALAND, has screened globally and distributed across several digital and VOD platforms. Her short film, A LONG WALK, won a Special Jury prize at the USA Festival and has screened at several Academy Award Qualifying festivals. Chinonye is currently in development for her next feature film, in which she wrote and will direct, called CLEMENCY. This script is a 2017 Athena List winner for best feature script featuring a female protagonist.