The Moving Picture Institute’s Rising Filmmaker Program supports filmmakers who are committed to producing marketable projects about human freedom.

We have supported the careers of over 100 producers, directors, editors, and screenwriters. Participants work closely with mentors, take part in workshops and masterclasses, and have the opportunity to see their work produced by MPI.

MPI’s support of Regulation not only incentivized us to bring this particular story exploring human freedom to the screen, but also enabled us to produce it with the quality, scope and excellence that will push the film—and my career—forward in a way that a simple self-funded film could not.

Ryan Patch, MPI Filmmaker

We encourage filmmakers who are interested in Rising Filmmaker Program support to first participate in one of the MPI Screenwriting Workshops or the MPI Short Film Creative Development and Production Lab. Projects developed in our workshops are given preference for production as MPI Original Films.

Applications may be submitted at any time, but please note that we review them on a cyclical basis three times per year. Due to the high volume of submissions, we only contact applicants who advance to the next round of consideration. Only online applications are accepted. Please do not mail or call.