Project Standup Application

MPI's Project Standup Program seeks talented filmmakers, writers, and comedians who are committed to promoting freedom through comedy. Typically grants range from around $2500 to $10K.

MPI reviews applications for its Film Production and Promotion Program on a rolling basis. Interested candidates should fill out the application form on the right.

MPI does not accept applications by mail.

Application Form

To apply for a grant, please complete this form, keeping your answers focused and concise. Please also provide the additional materials listed below. All shortlisted applicants will be required to complete an interview with MPI staff.

Are you a citizen or legal permanent resident of the United States?

Please provide names, titles, and contact information for three people who can speak to your ability, accomplishments, and potential in the entertainment industry:


For applications to be considered, you must enclose the following:
a) A current resume
b) A sample of your work. This can be a screenplay, a link to a rough cut of your current project(s), or a sample of your previous film work. If you are applying for screenwriting support, a writing sample is mandatory. If sending a rough cut, please upload to a password-protected page on and email the URL and password separately to

Are you a human? (No spambots please.)