Instant Film Festival

An Annual Day of Creativity on Our Campus.

Held on The Wasserman Campus, MPTF’s Instant Film Festival began in 2017 and offers a day full of collaboration and fun working side by side with current industry professionals, upcoming college students, and MPTF residents. Teams of residents and volunteers take a line of dialogue and create a 1 to 5-minute short film, all over the course of a single day that concludes with screenings and awards for the finished films.

PLAY YOUR PART

This year’s festival went virtual! This day full of creativity featured collaboration with residents, current industry professionalss and film students who created 1 to 5-minute short films. Watch highlights from the 2021 Instant Film Festival here. >

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“It’s a great concept… and it’s interesting how many talented people there are.”

– TONY DOW

Actor, Volunteer

“It’s a great concept… and it’s interesting how many talented people there are.”

– TONY DOW
Actor, Volunteer

Teams are assigned a few days before the festival. Conditions permitting, they shoot on personal camera phones and edit on site with the help of MPTF Studios, and lunch is provided to all participants. After completion, all of the shorts are screened in the Susan and Gary Martin Screening Room on campus, with the awards presentation featuring more surprises like raffles and giveaways.

Potential roles for the day beyond production, actors, and crew can include Resident Advisor, Timekeeper, Editor, Jury Member, Cast and Crew Support, and other Event Support including t-shirt distribution, makeup and hair, audio file searching, and media support.

MPTF STUDIOS

The Instant Film Festival is held by MPTF Studios, our campus production facility that provides original content keeping our residents creatively engaged. For more information about the Instant Film Festival, contact iff@mptf.com.

2020 Instant Film Festival Shorts
Intergenerational teams and their clever shorts.

2019 Instant Film Festival Shorts
What happens when industry pros gather around creativity.

1st Instant Film Festival
A peek behind the scenes in 2017.