Goodbye, 2018. Hello, 2019.
2018 was full of milestones for MPI. Just this year we’ve:
Filmed and produced our first narrative feature film, Miss Virginia, which we’re currently submitting to major festivals.
Supported 70 filmmakers with hundreds of thousands of dollars in grants and wages to support their career development.
Placed 18 rising filmmakers into internships with major production companies such as MGM Studios (Creed, Skyfall, the Hobbit trilogy) and on the sets of our own original films.
Hosted 4 screenwriting workshops; 3 hands-on, multi-day intensive workshops; and 14 masterclasses from LA to NYC, which featured award-winning industry experts like television writer Rob Long (Cheers), animator Colin Brady (Toy Story), editor Tom Wilson (Mad Men), and showrunner Chris Brancato (Narcos).
Screened MPI Originals like Gringa, Moving Violation, and We the Internet TV at nearly 30 festivals nationwide.
This isn’t just success; it’s real impact. MPI is fast becoming ground zero for films—and filmmakers—that promote human freedom. And we’re just getting started.
We have big plans for next year. In 2019,
Miss Virginia will premiere in theaters across the country;
We’ll launch a pipeline of new feature-length and short film projects;
We the Internet TV will tour college campuses;
We’ll double down on the support we offer rising, pro-freedom talent.
From all of us at the Moving Picture Institute, we wish you a happy new year and look forward to keeping you up-to-date with our work in 2019.