"Gringa" Wins at Fayetteville Film Festival

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The MPI Original Took Home Best Short

We’re pleased to share that our MPI Original short film, Gringa, won Best Short film at the Fayetteville Film Festival, beating out 27 other short films. The film depicts the story of a Cuban-American woman on a frenzied mission to find a rare car part before she and her abuelo leave for a trip to Havana. Watch the trailer here.

During the festival, MPI’s vice president of talent development, Lana Link—who also co-wrote and produced the film—ran a masterclass called “How to Tell Stories that Make an Impact.” Lana discussed how to pick a good story to tell, what impact can mean and how to achieve it, and how to make a story as good as it can possibly be. She also joined Good Day NWA to talk about MPI’s work.