CHINONYE CHUKWU

Princess Grace Award:
Film Graduate Scholarship, 2009
Temple University

Princess Grace Additional Grants
• 2017 Special Project Award
• 2015 Artist Academy Participant
• 2013 Special Project Award

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. Her most recent feature film, CLEMENCY, premiered at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival and won the Grand Jury Award in the US Dramatic Competition. Chinonye’s next feature film will be A TASTE OF POWER, based on the memoir by the first and only female leader of the Black Panther Party, Elaine Brown.

website: www.penstopictures.org