The Moving Picture Institute (MPI) is a production company and talent incubator that creates high-impact films 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: producing original content in-house and launching talented filmmakers’ careers.

MPI Original Films use the popular and accessible medium of visual storytelling to educate people about what freedom is and why it matters. We reach hundreds of millions by distributing our films to theaters and digital streaming platforms such as Apple TV, Amazon Prime Video, Hulu, and YouTube. And MPI’s films and filmmakers consistently win major awards and screen at top-tier film festivals such as the Tribeca Film Festival and South by Southwest (SXSW).

MPI’s Rising Filmmaker Program identifies, trains, and supports a growing network of freedom-minded directors, screenwriters, producers, and industry executives. We strategically invest in filmmakers at key points in their careers, work with them to develop high-impact concepts and scripts, and then we acquire the best scripts to produce as MPI Original Films.


Our full time team of experienced producers and dedicated support staff work with and manage a network of over 650 filmmakers and contractors annually to advance our mission.

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Our work is made possible by the generous contributions of individuals, foundations, and corporations. More detailed information can be found in our 2022 990 (a form submitted annually to the IRS about our mission, programs, and finances), in our 2022 financial statements, and in our 2023 Annual Report below.


MPI Original Films and MPI-supported films have screened at hundreds of festivals and won numerous awards around the world.