The Moving Picture Institute is a modern-media production house and talent incubator that creates and supports high-impact film and video content designed to entertain, inspire, and educate audiences with captivating stories about human freedom.

Founded in 2005 on the belief that stories can change the world, we advance our mission in two unique and effective ways:

  • By launching talented filmmakers’ careers through grants and classes;

  • By producing original content in-house.

Our work is supported entirely by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. More detailed information can be found here in our 2018 990 (a form submitted annually to the IRS about our mission, programs, and finances), in our 2018 financial statements, and in our 2018 Annual Report.


The Moving Picture Institute is a charitable and educational tax-exempt foundation within the meaning of Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code.