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MPI Alumni Win Big at Reel Michigan Film Festival

Motion Picture Institute alumni Robert J. Butler and Ashray Drividian both won big this past weekend at the Reel Michigan Film Festival. "Within" by Robert Butler won Best Picture and the Audience Award, and, the thesis film...

Cinetopia Film Festival Re-Cap from Robert J. Butler

At the Cinetopia International Film Festival, my short film "Within" rocked the house. The film generated laughter, tears, and an immediate applause. I received such great feedback after the screening. I wanted to thank everyone for coming...

Vote For Motion Picture Institute by June 19

Cast your vote today for Motion Picture Institute in the Chase Main Street Grants program.  Your vote will help us to reach our goal and earn a chance for a grant that will help to expand film and acting career opportunities to students right...

Motion Picture Institute at Motor City Comic Con

You might have seen Motion Picture Institute at Motor City Comic Con over the weekend! Current Film and Acting students volunteered at our booth, while Wolfman Mac made an appearance from the television show MPI is producing this year entitled...

MPI Grads Detroit premiere of the The Badger Game

The Badger Game Motion Picture Institute graduates Tom Zambeck and Josh Wagner wrote, produced and directed The Badger Game which is making is local Michigan premiere May 3rd at Cinema Detroit (click here for tickets). The film follows a tale...

Open Casting Call May 9 at Motion Picture Institute

Join us for a Casting Call on May 9th open to all ages for over 30 Student Thesis Films that will be shown in  film festivals. Actors must bring an updated headshot and resume - as we begin a new casting book with each audition. The...

Come To Movie Night on Friday, April 17

Join us on Friday, April 17 for Movie Night as we showcase the short films of award winning alumnus Robert Joseph Butler. See Robert's film Within prior to its screening at the prestigious New York City Film Festival! Doors will...