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COVID-19 Update & Video

  • Our current students moved immediately online on March 17, 2020
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Thank You For Your Donations To the HAVEN Shelter

Motion Picture Institute would like to thank all of our staff, students, graduates, vendors, friends, and contacts for helping make a memorable Holiday for those at the HAVEN Shelter in Pontiac, Michigan.   Your donations that included soap,...

Alumni Film Update: SREEKANTH R VEMPATI

Overall Theme   An Indian Couple meet for a marriage alliance unwillingly but they fall in love by chance.     About The Film   LOVE BY CHANCE is a Telugu (South Indian) language movie directed & produced by MPI...

Alumni Film Update: Jeff Tuttle

Jeff Tuttle, alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, recently was the subject of an article on Fangoria.com which is the top publication for the Horror Industry.     Jeff's film title CATHEXIS features the story of a therapist...

Alumni Film Update: Heidi Philipsen

The actress/producer just wrapped her first big-budget feature principle role opposite megawatt stars Vince Vaughn, Tom Wilkinson and Dave Franco in the comedy, THE BUSINESS TRIP.   “It was amazing,” says the actress,...

Alumni Film Update: Andre Ray

Foggy Relations is a film noir type romance that centers around a veteran prostitute, Tiffany Price, and her old friend, Roger Brooks. As the night unfolds we learn more about their complicated history and their foggy future. Covering themes of...

Alumni Film Update: Kris Kaczor

Thank you to Kris Kaczor, an alumnus of Motion Picture Institute, for keeping us up to date on the happenings of his film "Pretty Old". The film has won awards for Best Documentary and Official Selection at film festivals around the...

Marcus Austin Wins MACCS Scholarship

Motion Picture Institute graduate Marcus Austin was recently awarded by MACCS (Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools).   The entire team at Motion Picture Institute is extremely proud of Marcus and his committment to excellence...

Film Festivals in Michigan

Motion Picture Institute is excited about upcoming film festivals right here in Michigan and would like to share them with you!   Detroit Dreaming Film Festival   When:  January 30 - February 2 Where: 2730 Bagley Street, Detroit,...

Films Made In Michigan

Do you know how many films have been made in Michigan?   ListChallenges.com offers 170 films that have partially, or in total, been made right here in Michigan!   Now, here is a pop quiz for all of you future actors and film...

Alumni Demo Reels: Rob Frenette

Attention aspiring film makers, we encourage you to check out this demo reel from our very own Rob Frenette at 2007 graduate of Motion Picture Institute.    Check back here soon as we will be getting an update from Rob on his current...

Donation Drive for HAVEN Shelter in Pontiac, Michigan

Motion Picture Institute will be holding a donation drive until December 20, 2013 for the HAVEN Shelter in Pontiac, Michigan.  Please forward this posting to your friends, and, help share the message on your social media accounts to help...

Explore Your Passion For Storytelling

Motion Picture Institute Summer Film Camps are designed for middle and high school students wishing to experience what it is like to work on a film production.   Students gather on the soundstage at Motion Picture Institute and train in a...

This Year's Best Performers in 11 Short Films

Making a Scene:  11 Performances   Enjoy the video below to view the year's best performers that star in 11 original (very) short films directed by Oscar-winning cinematographer Janusz Kaminski.     Click the image above...