The MPI Rising Filmmaker Program trains and builds a network of freedom-oriented filmmakers.

MPI invests in filmmakers at key points in their careers placing them in prestigious production internships; working with them to develop high-impact concepts and scripts through the MPI Short Film Lab and workshops, and then acquiring the best scripts to produce as MPI Original Films; and connecting them with like-minded future collaborators and to new connections who can help them succeed in the entertainment industry.


Rising Filmmaker Program

MPI’s Rising Filmmaker Program has supported 454 filmmakers with a total of 871 fellowships since the program began in 2006—and now supports approximately 80 filmmakers each year.


Featured Filmmakers

Learn more about select MPI filmmakers and discover how MPI has helped propel their career.