The Moving Picture Institute produces and promotes films that make an impact on people's understanding of individual rights, limited government, and free markets, and supports freedom-oriented filmmakers at every phase of their careers.
MPI launches the careers of talented filmmakers who are passionate about telling stories about freedom. MPI staff identifies and supports filmmakers with grants, guidance, internship placements, and networking opportunities. In addition to supporting dozens of independent filmmakers, MPI develops its own original pro-freedom content in-house.
MPI is a charitable and educational tax-exempt foundation within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Our work is supported entirely by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. More detailed information can be found here in MPI's 2015 990 (a form submitted annually to the IRS about MPI's mission, programs, and finances), in MPI's 2015 financial statements, and in MPI's 2015 Annual Report.
MPI films regularly appear in prominent film festivals, win international critical acclaim, and garner coverage from pivotal news outlets, including Newsweek, the New York Times, and the Wall Street Journal.
MPI-supported filmmakers have earned top recognition and awards over the course of their careers, including Emmy Awards, a Guinness World Record, an Oscar nomination, a spot on the BAFTA long list for Best Short Film, and more. Their online videos have a collective view count of over 110 million and an average Amazon.com rating of 4.62 stars out of 5.
Since its founding in 2005, MPI has awarded an impressive 96 Rising Filmmaker Program fellowships and 64 Hollywood Career Launch Program internships. Each fellowship represents another career boosted, as well as another compelling story told about the importance of individual rights, free enterprise, and fighting against oppression.
As it continues to develop its ever-growing network and expand its outstanding programing, MPI will also continue to build a lasting legacy for freedom in the mediums that matter most: film, television, and the Internet.