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"Broken" Wins Telly Award

Congratulations to 2013 MPI Alumni Jonathan D'Ambrosio and his cast and crew for his film "Broken"!!   "Broken" recently took home a bronze statuette at the Telly Awards!!   More Films by Jonathan...

One Day Film Workshop on August 21

Join us on Thursday, August 21 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. for a one day workshop called:  Video Production - Soup to Nuts.     The workshop through DAFT welcomes registrants of all experience levels as the workshop covers...

See Who Made The June Directors Cut

Motion Picture Institute Happenings "Ask The Director" on Facebook Nominate Motion Picture Institute Alumni Updates Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner Alumni Update: Greg Mitchell Method...

Ask The Director: Recap

Our fans on Facebook really enjoyed the first ever Ask The Director last week.  We thought we would share some of the top questions asked by fans and answered by Motion Picture Institute President Doug Schulze.   Q: Hi Doug. Thanks for...

Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen-Meissner

  Motion Picture Institute Alumnus Heidi Philipsen-Meissner reflects on her inspiration for becoming a film maker, the rigors of being a female in a mostly male dominated industry, and how having the right perspective on her film career...

Ask The Director on Friday June 20

Join Motion Picture Institute on Friday, June 20 from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. “Ask The Director” a LIVE question and answer event.   Chat live with the President of Motion Picture Institute; Filmmaker and Educator Douglas Schulze...

Alumni Update: Greg Mitchell

Greg Mitchell, a 2009 Alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, directed the newest music video for Twiztid & Blaze called "SICK MAN".   In this exclusive “Sick Man” music video premiere from Detroit group Twiztid...

Method Acting Short Film

The film and acting workshop at Motion Picture Institute in March produced this great short film called Method Acting (edited by Sam Arslanian).   Background   When he finds out his wife is pregnant, he cannot believe how his world is...

Alumni Film Update: The Darker Side of Life

Congratulations to Eric Loubert (2013 graduate of Motion Picture Institute) who just wrapped on his short film 'The Darker Side of Life".     The film is an anthology based on four different Edgar Allen Poe Poems. Motion Picture...

2014 Critics' Choice Awards Recap

The Critics’ Choice Movie Awards are bestowed annually by the Broadcast Film Critics Association to honor the finest in cinematic achievement.   2014 Critics' Choice Award Winners   Best Picture – “12 Years a...

Motion Picture Institute at Detroit Comic Con

Motion Picture Institute was proud to be a part of the 25th Anniversary of Motor City Comic Con 2014.   The event held at The Suburban Collection Showplace in Novi, MI featured dealers and exhibitors from across the country, offering a...

MTV Movie Awards Winners

The MTV Movie Awards are known for offering some of the most outrageous and edgy film awards that never make to other venues such as the Academy Awards.   Nonetheless, there is a growing base of movie and film fans that love these awards...

See Who Made The Directors Cut

Learn about the latest events, alumni happenings, resources, information, and opportunities in the film industry from Motion Picture Institute.   Motion Picture Institute Happenings Online Casting Call Ends May 23 5 Things Every...

Feature Film: Moontrap Target Earth

"Moontrap Target Earth" is a feature film being shot on the Motion Picture Institute sound stage in Troy, Michigan.   The feature film is about a 14,000 year old spacecraft that is discovered at an excavation site. Created by a...

Student Film Auditions Set For Saturday May 31

Motion Picture Institute will be holding auditions for roles in student films at its film school on Saturday, May 31.     If You Received a Call Back   If you have received a call back after applying through our Online Casting...